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    LaFeminista, wintergreen8694, freerad

    same as we did in Afghanistan, figuring the pesky colonials would tie up the British Empire while France nailed down the Middle East and starved the Brits out of India.  They had already tried going head to head with the Brits in the New World and had more or less conceded it militarily to the English.  However a weak confederation of colonies could tie up British resources for decades and distract them from other theaters.

    We figured that Afghans would tie up the USSR for decades and maybe help bankrupt them, which happened.  We then turned around and tried to install our own proxies and may have very similar experiences

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