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  •  Umm (0+ / 0-)

    So that means all of Europe has spent the past 70 years under Nazi and Soviet rule, right?

    Seems to me that those who play the "power games" are the ones that eventually lose big.

    •  Settle Down (3+ / 0-)
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      jds1978, hester, Nattiq

      You're lashing out at the wrong people neo.  Your snarky comments are not going over well.

      [Terrorists] are a dime a dozen, they are all over the world and for every one we lock up there will be three to take his place. --Digby

      by rabel on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 02:09:14 PM PDT

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    •  dunno who the losers will be, yet. (9+ / 0-)

      we'll see how this plays out.

      maybe a crack in the Eurozone, which may not be a bad thing. Germany will continue to be a regional power, with undue and antidemocratic influence over its neighbors, simply by virtue of the size of its economy.

      Sorry to nitpick, but the Russians did extend a rather substantial power over Eastern Europe within the last 70 years, and Germany has been ascendant in the EU. Russia's trying hard to claw its way back as a regional power at the very least. These are not controversial observations.

      Anyway, I sincerely hope your optimism is well placed. Certainly many European countries are experiencing unnecessary suffering at the insistence of austerity mongers, and if Cyprus can show a viable path out, all the better.

      What laws can the senators make now? Once the barbarians are here, they'll do the legislating. C.P. Cavafy

      by anonymous volanakis on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 02:13:06 PM PDT

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    •  See the late 19th and early 20th centuries (3+ / 0-)
      So that means all of Europe has spent the past 70 years under Nazi and Soviet rule, right?
      There is substantial history of tension between  Germany and Russia that definitely pre-dates the 'Big Unpleasantness' of 1941-45.

      Start with Kievan Rus and the Teutonic Crusader orders.

      This space for rent -- Cheap!

      by jds1978 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 03:37:21 PM PDT

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