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Reader comment on item: The United Nations Misplaces Israel's Capital City
in response to reader comment: Monster Toddler Terrorizes UN

Submitted by Michael S (United States), Sep 16, 2017 at 02:51

A good analogy, Dave.

There was a period of time once, similar to the situation nowadays concerning Israel. It was the Thirty Years' War, between 1618 and 1648. During that time, the King of Spain was trying to assert authority over the Netherlands, and the Holy Roman Emperor refused to acknowledge the long-standing independence of Switzerland. After a devastating war, in which half of the German population was killed (by some estimates), Netherlands and Switzerland were finally accepted by the whole European community.

Today, there are many territorial disputes, dating back to the immediate aftermath of WWII. Israel is one of them; antother is India, particularly Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh. Another is Tibet, along with Taiwan and the Spratley Islands; and most dangerously for the world today, another is Korea. We are coming close to a modern-day "1648", when these issues will finally be resolved -- most likely, with a great war.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
I Saw A Similar Map [22 words]YitzchokOct 1, 2017 08:27240963
Lovely city [65 words]AnonSep 17, 2017 18:44240846
De Facto Capital vs. De Jure Capital [251 words]
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RobertSep 15, 2017 11:53240809
The Religious Rational: Muslims vs. Jews, Christians vs. Jews [130 words]RobertSep 17, 2017 03:51240809
Capital? What about Country? [33 words]
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Consul-At-ArmsSep 13, 2017 17:00240797
1Monster Toddler Terrorizes UN [139 words]DaveSep 13, 2017 08:04240790
Unfinished Business [152 words]Michael SSep 16, 2017 02:51240790

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