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  •  This is incorrect (3+ / 0-)
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    Lawrence, AllisonInSeattle, agent

    The Senkakus were never "involved" by either the Ming or Qing dynasties and were never considered part of either empire's territory. The Chinese never considered the Senkakus theirs until 1971 when both Taipei and Beijing suddenly announced that the Senkakus were theirs and began systematically altering their maps and history books.

    See my piece in the Diplomat a couple of weeks ago:

    http://thediplomat.com/...

    and this one from DKOS a while back:

    http://www.dailykos.com/...

    What Chinese expanionists are doing is the same kind of thing the Germans did in the 1930s and European expansionists had done for centuries: rewrite the history books to show that they had "always" owned something.

    Michael

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      Krum

      What the Americans did when Seward was in the Senate, claiming various "guano rocks" around the Pacific like, say, Samoa, the Marshalls and Guam.  A little later the Philippines and Hawaii.  Half of Mexico.

      This aggression will not stand, man.

      by kaleidescope on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 04:25:06 AM PST

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    •  Your denial of history is always amusing (0+ / 0-)

      I wonder what you do with your time when you are no so occupied.

      Now China = Germany ?  That is rich.

      Gentle Reminder ...

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