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Post time 2010-7-1 20:28:49 |Display all floors
You are correct.  I was using a broad, incorrect term.

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Post time 2010-7-1 22:52:56 |Display all floors

I read through all the previous ideas and facts ..............

I think since man first lived in groups they have been over-run and assimilated into larger groups and eventually ethnicities.

From this developed ethnic wars and expansionism.

Kind of reminds me of that wonderful book called Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift where he encounters the Lilliputians and their Blefuscu rivals who are at war over which end to open an egg (the Bigendians).

That just sums up the world of men so well.   


So WW1 started because of Nationalism and Imperialism.

The separatists were at work.

And the large powers were playing chess with territory and people's lives.

Although, 1918 was a successful year for the Germans as they rounded within 5 miles of Paris.

They finally found themselves on the back foot later in the year.

In order to stave off impending disaster they contacted Woodrow Wilson and looked for a truce based on his 14 point plan.

And that is where it all gets mired, the word 'truce', which ended in the Treaty of Versailles and a Peace Treaty.

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Post time 2010-7-1 23:03:34 |Display all floors
Originally posted by expatter at 2010-7-1 22:52
I think since man first lived in groups they have been over-run and assimilated into larger groups and eventually ethnicities.

From this developed ethnic wars and expansionism.

Kind of remind ...


So you are like those americans that justify europeans taking over the americas as a natural expansion?

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Post time 2010-7-1 23:05:30 |Display all floors
Originally posted by JFenix at 2010-7-1 23:03


So you are like those americans that justify europeans taking over the americas as a natural expansion?

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I have stated that has been the manner of mankind since its inception ..................

Where am I wrong ?

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Post time 2010-7-1 23:06:28 |Display all floors
might = right?

Sorry, not buying it.

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Post time 2010-7-1 23:13:19 |Display all floors
Well, from our modern point of view....all this conquering, colonizing etc is something bad. But expatter is right. It's the way nature works....survival of the fittest. Humans are just further evolved animals....
Before you attack me and accuse me of being a nazi.....I know that this survival of the fittest thing is something Hitler strongly believed in. But to some extent...it has been true. Evolution.....it`s everywhere.
Patria est ubicunque bene/Obsequium amicos, veritas odium parit

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Post time 2010-7-1 23:21:42 |Display all floors
Originally posted by JFenix at 2010-7-1 23:06
might = right?

Sorry, not buying it.

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Sorry, I am not s e l l i n g.


But, are you now suggesting that a magical God created separate ethnicities and placed them like pre-determined pieces in a game of Risk ?

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