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Reader comment on item: [Appeasement Explains] Why Europe Balks

Submitted by tom hickie (Canada), Jan 30, 2003 at 09:10

Hello, I just listened to your interview with the C.B.C. radio host and decided to look up your site. I read the first article on the list about appeasement. First there were many military interventions both before the first world war and in between the wars, always against countries with no power like Iraq today. The main causes of both wars were the unwillingness of the colonial powers to address trade issues and the colonial system. America has interests in the middle east but why is cheap oil good and the goal is more about who profits from the oil, american millionaires or arab ones. It is funny that anyone would accuse the Germans of being weak or appeasers, a nation that changed the world through its use of military force and blood. American pugilism to some extent is an encouragement for small countries to obtain nuclear weapons to defend themselves, it certainly has helped North Korea. I believe the best way to preserve peace is to spread wealth and give people an incentive, who wishs to destroy their mercedes or mansion.

tom hickie fredericton new brunswick canada

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