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Reader comment on item: Israel Is the Least-Stolen Land
in response to reader comment: The United States also bought a significant part of its current territory

Submitted by Albert E. (United States), Jun 22, 2022 at 12:00

Land as acquired by claim, purchase, negotiated treaty. The idea was that the land belonged to whatever people improved the land. Improved in the generally world-wide idea of improvement as the building of cities, farms, Not strictly that "improved" an European concept either.


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