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The Falklands war part II

Original post by Subscriber shavixmir, 11 Feb '12 07:18
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    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    The Spanish, French, Dutch and Germans did settle in the USA. Ever heard of Los Angeles? New Orleans? New York?
    I said " what if the English had never colonised north america "
    That means the USA wouldn't be speaking English ,there would be no "new york " or "birmingham " or new england etc (do you get the picture kazetnagorra ?).
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    Originally posted by phil3000
    I said " what if the English had never colonised north america "
    That means the USA wouldn't be speaking English ,there would be no "new york " or "birmingham " or new england etc (do you get the picture kazetnagorra ?).
    New York would still be called New Amsterdam and New England would still be called New Netherland.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Anglo-Dutch_War
  3. Civis Americanus Sum
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    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Yeah, Hong Kong is chiefly inhabited by people who view themselves as British.
    I can't site chapter and verse, but it certainly seemed in the late 90s that most or at least very many people in Hong Kong would rather have stayed under British authority.
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    Originally posted by sh76
    I can't site chapter and verse, but it certainly seemed in the late 90s that most or at least very many people in Hong Kong would rather have stayed under British authority.
    If that is true then the transition to Chinese rule was ill-advised.
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    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    If that is true then the transition to Chinese rule was ill-advised.
    Unfortunately for the people of hong kong at the time the 'New territories' were only leased to britain until 1997 and the remainder was deemed unsustainable as an entity.
    and yes there were feelings of trepidation and betrayal on the part of it's residents even though britain managed to get some agreements from china regarding the political and economic future of hong kong; given the subsequent economic development of china why would they have wanted to change hong kong.
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    Originally posted by kevcvs57
    And they are all still their because the British do not go in for ethnic cleansing.
    Unless your name is McGregor.
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    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Unless your name is McGregor.
    The highland clearances were carried out by SCOTTISH absentee landlords' duke of Argyll was probably the biggest culprit and furthermore was the 'unacceptable face of capitalism' rather than ethnic cleansing. would you like to start a thread about the near genocide of the south American indian by the conquistadors and spanish colonists and priests that followed them.
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    Originally posted by kevcvs57
    The highland clearances were carried out by SCOTTISH absentee landlords' duke of Argyll was probably the biggest culprit and furthermore was the 'unacceptable face of capitalism' rather than ethnic cleansing. would you like to start a thread about the near genocide of the south American indian by the conquistadors and spanish colonists and priests that followed them.
    Ethnic cleansing is an aspect of the unacceptable face of capitalism, I agree, nor was it limited to capitalism as practiced by the British empire.
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    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Ethnic cleansing is an aspect of the unacceptable face of capitalism, I agree, nor was it limited to capitalism as practiced by the British empire.
    what though; just the british empire; not the :-spanish/french/german/russain/american empires just the british empire. Thats all brits are saying, not that the british empire was benign, but people who live in glass houses should'nt throw stones.
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    Originally posted by shavixmir
    In a direct toss-up; who would you trust more?
    In the left corner: A third world, ex-dictatorate turned semi-commie land full of nazi refugees with the diplomatic skills of a US embassador to Iran?
    In the right corner: England.

    As anyone knows, you can trust the British government about as much as you can trust the French one... don't. At least the Am ...[text shortened]... rvention on Scottish independance.

    Or maybe I do really need some sleep.
    The nuclear subs were one of the big factors in the Falklands War, but Britain lost more ships than expected. And that may very well have been the last naval war in history, as big powers are probably done actually fighting each other directly. Knock on wood.
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    Originally posted by kevcvs57
    The highland clearances were carried out by SCOTTISH absentee landlords' duke of Argyll was probably the biggest culprit and furthermore was the 'unacceptable face of capitalism' rather than ethnic cleansing. would you like to start a thread about the near genocide of the south American indian by the conquistadors and spanish colonists and priests that followed them.
    Mc- names are Irish, aren't they? Mac- names are Scottish.

    Simpsons clip
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnsIxA75VTU


    Scots are part of Great Britain.

    Apparently Ewan McGregor is a Scot, so nvm
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    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Mc- names are Irish, aren't they? Mac- names are Scottish.

    Simpsons clip
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnsIxA75VTU


    Scots are part of Great Britain.

    Apparently Ewan McGregor is a Scot, so nvm
    on the Mac v Mc question

    http://www.scottishhistory.com/articles/misc/macvsmc.html
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    http://uk.reuters.com/video/2012/02/03/leftist-protesters-attack-british-banks?videoId=229573187
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    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    http://uk.reuters.com/video/2012/02/03/leftist-protesters-attack-british-banks?videoId=229573187
    The Argentinains seem a lot tamer than the UK protesters that attacked banks...

    http://www.metro.co.uk/news/605440-g20-protesters-break-into-rbs-building
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    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Mc- names are Irish, aren't they? Mac- names are Scottish.

    Simpsons clip
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnsIxA75VTU


    Scots are part of Great Britain.

    Apparently Ewan McGregor is a Scot, so nvm
    I thunk they would probably be classified as scots/irish or irish/scots I could be wrong but have not come across any indigenous Irish with mc before their name could be scots who migrated to Ireland centuries ago; (plantations) lets not go there. Oh yeah and centuries before that loads of irish settled the west coast of scotland.
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