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neweurope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-20-04 04:42 AM
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11. I agree with some things you say about the spiritual part. BUT
"and has inflated itself to appear as the country as a whole." That may be so - and even most probably is - but that's not the way international politics work. People don't say: Oh, such nice people, the Americans, just have a bad president, and therefore I forgive the guy who just killed my child." It's US-soldiers that are doing the killing and mistreating (and, yes, I know most of them are victims, too - in a way).

Yes, we in Europe know about supression. We are very consciously trying to learn from our experiences. But really I do not think that the Iron Curtain was caused mainly by the oppression of religion. It was caused by one thing and one thing only: The strife of two superpowers for geopolitical dominance. And the whole world had to suffer for it in one way or the other.

I think our difference is mostly that you want to put the term "superpower" in a broader context while I use the old term - meaning only economical, geostrategical and military power. :)
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