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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 01:17 PM
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15. Unfortunately, the end of empire is seldom pretty.
The end of the British empire, while mostly just sort of depressing in Britain herself, resulted in decades of war in her former territories - India/Pakistan, middle east, east Africa. The end of the Soviet empire resulted in wars in the Balkans, in Chechnya, and the breaking away of states that even pre-dated the Soviet era.

I shudder to think what may be in store for us.
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  -The Big Lie CrisisPapers  Apr-12-11 04:13 AM   #0 
  - I think our empire is ending,  tavalon   Apr-12-11 04:36 AM   #1 
  - Unfortunately, the end of empire is seldom pretty.  RaleighNCDUer   Apr-12-11 01:17 PM   #15 
  - Spreading truth  eilen   Apr-12-11 04:53 AM   #2 
  - The republicans subscribe fully to Machiavelli  liberal N proud   Apr-12-11 05:49 AM   #3 
  - They do subscribe to Machiavelli.  Enthusiast   Apr-12-11 04:15 PM   #19 
  - Everything changes  The Wizard   Apr-12-11 06:35 AM   #4 
  - VERY WELL SAID!  Enthusiast   Apr-12-11 04:17 PM   #20 
  - Brilliantly stated.  Dj13Francis   Apr-12-11 06:47 AM   #5 
  - Why doesn't the corporate-owned media refute all of the lies  txlibdem   Apr-12-11 07:19 AM   #6 
  - Right - It's the corporate billions that fund the Right Wing Propaganda Machine  ShockediSay   Apr-12-11 04:23 PM   #22 
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  - Outstanding Post...K and R  Stuart G   Apr-12-11 07:32 AM   #8 
  - A great post. Thanks.  russspeakeasy   Apr-12-11 08:06 AM   #9 
  - Excellent post, you are spot on  Stoli65   Apr-12-11 08:34 AM   #10 
  - Like low-interest loans from the Small Business Administraion never created  RaleighNCDUer   Apr-12-11 01:20 PM   #16 
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  - k  RUMMYisFROSTED   Apr-12-11 12:43 PM   #13 
  - K&R.  hay rick   Apr-12-11 01:04 PM   #14 
  - This is an incredible piece.  Enthusiast   Apr-12-11 04:13 PM   #18 
  - When do our guys grow a pair, stand up& say, That's just Right Wing Propaganda nt  ShockediSay   Apr-12-11 04:30 PM   #23 
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