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To: riri
Pretty much how Britain gained Hong Kong at one time.

And how we gained the Louisiana Purchase, the Gadston Purchase and, of course, Alaska from the bankrupt Russians. When you are broke... you need to sell assets to settle your debts...

45 posted on 10/27/2010 11:17:44 AM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: April Lexington

Or when you lose wars or when the world hegemon decides you have committed crimes against humanity or whatever term is in vogue at that time. I mention Hong Kong because that loss is very much alive in the Chinese psyche. The Century of Humiliation — they actually teach and practice nationalism on steroids. And remember, they branded the fortune cookie, “Revenge is dish best served cold”.


46 posted on 10/27/2010 11:26:25 AM PDT by riri
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