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  •  The invasion of Czechoslovakia to reunite (0+ / 0-)

    German speaking peoples wasn't about lebensraum.

    Or for that matter Austria.

    It is a much closer analogy to the present situation than you let on.

    Imagine how much different history would have been in Czechoslovakia hadn't been sold out.  They'd have given a much younger Wehrmacht (than the one that invaded France) a serious fight in the mountain passes.

    The only fighting over Crimea is going to be via words and maybe economics.  The place is that indefensible.  Like Sicily.

    Happy little moron, Lucky little man.
    I wish I was a moron, MY GOD, Perhaps I am!
    —Spike Milligan

    by polecat on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 07:31:21 AM PST

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    •  It's not a good analogy at all, (0+ / 0-)

      in fact, it's silly. Russia's occupation of Crimea is about protecting their Black Sea port. No Russian leader, Tsar, Party Chairman or President, will allow foreign powers to split Crimea off from Russia. Hitler analogies just don't hold up.

      The free market is not the solution, the free market is the problem.

      by Azazello on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 07:46:07 AM PST

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