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romulusnr Donating Member (186 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-08 07:52 PM
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What's wrong with self-determination
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If South Ossetia wants to be its own country, let it. Same for Abkhazia, Transnistria, Palestine, East Timor, or the British colonies in North America.

Why is self-determination not accepted as a universal right?
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  -What's wrong with self-determination romulusnr  Aug-26-08 07:52 PM   #0 
  - That's a good question  Xipe Totec   Aug-26-08 08:00 PM   #1 
  - its not just the us though  romulusnr   Aug-26-08 08:25 PM   #7 
  - I would love  gaspee   Aug-26-08 08:01 PM   #2 
  - as a native bahstonian  romulusnr   Aug-26-08 08:03 PM   #3 
  - I seriously doubt NS and NB would go along with that.  Donnachaidh   Aug-26-08 08:11 PM   #4 
  - Not by force, silly,  gaspee   Aug-26-08 08:16 PM   #6 
     - what about  romulusnr   Aug-26-08 08:27 PM   #8 
  - our region would make a fine country as well-  QuestionAll   Aug-26-08 08:12 PM   #5 
  - really? you want to keep indiana?  romulusnr   Aug-26-08 08:49 PM   #15 
     - it's mostly about encompassing the great lakes.  QuestionAll   Aug-26-08 10:11 PM   #19 
  - Most of the rest of America would be OK with that too.  Radical Activist   Aug-26-08 08:31 PM   #9 
  - i'd move back for that. [nt]  romulusnr   Aug-26-08 08:44 PM   #12 
  - It will happen someday  Marrah_G   Aug-26-08 08:35 PM   #11 
  - I am all for Vermont seceding from the union right after I retire there !  Marrah_G   Aug-26-08 08:33 PM   #10 
  - it was independent once!  romulusnr   Aug-26-08 08:44 PM   #13 
  - Nine Nations of North America  romulusnr   Aug-26-08 08:46 PM   #14 
  - i like that Foundry includes maryland...i love crabcakes.  QuestionAll   Aug-26-08 10:19 PM   #20 
     - empty quarter  romulusnr   Aug-26-08 10:35 PM   #22 
        - vegas! baby...and the entire state of colorado?  QuestionAll   Aug-26-08 11:06 PM   #26 
           - yeah, they tried that too.  romulusnr   Aug-27-08 02:34 AM   #28 
              - well there's something i never knew about u.s. history...  QuestionAll   Aug-27-08 07:45 PM   #30 
  - Because Penn State has 14,000 more students than South Ossetia has residents.  rug   Aug-26-08 08:49 PM   #16 
  - Do you know the history of the region? If you did, you'd quickly realize  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-26-08 08:51 PM   #17 
  - you're not helping  romulusnr   Aug-26-08 10:32 PM   #21 
  - Because it doesn't exist without protection against oppression, at least.  sicksicksick_N_tired   Aug-26-08 08:55 PM   #18 
  - being part of another country  romulusnr   Aug-26-08 10:36 PM   #23 
     - if our own nation doesn't protect us from oppression,...what would you have us do,...  sicksicksick_N_tired   Aug-26-08 10:46 PM   #25 
  - I bet Lincoln struggled with that  joe_sixpack   Aug-26-08 10:43 PM   #24 
  - Why don't you ask Abraham Lincoln?  TexasObserver   Aug-27-08 12:13 AM   #27 
  - It is not accepted because existing governments are afraid of it.  pampango   Aug-27-08 04:15 AM   #29 

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