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More persuasive examples?

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Submitted by A. Callaghan (United States), Apr 9, 2003 at 22:57

Surely there are several more persuasive examples to his list of rich historical precedent (for there is only one, apparently: Afghanistan) of countries who are metamorphasized by a sound military defeat into peaceful nations.

For example, readers would be more convinced by noting the 80 years of calm and responsible leaders that have followed Germany's defeat in World War I.

Additionally, North Korea - a veritable kitten -- is a model of a nation humbled and quieted by war since they defeated...
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