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Old 08-29-2017, 10:05 PM
 
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probably a secular democracy to use as a buffer state.

I'll go ask the "free tibet" tibetans tomorrow when I get some momos
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Old 08-29-2017, 10:14 PM
 
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probably a secular democracy to use as a buffer state.

I'll go ask the "free tibet" tibetans tomorrow when I get some momos
OK, great. Report back. (A theocratic state would be just as effective a buffer, you know. From a buffer-state standpoint, whether or not it's democratic is irrelevant.)

Are their momos any good? The local Tibetans in my town used to have a little restaurant inside a cultural center/shop, serving momos, but they were aweful! The little restaurant/tea room closed, eventually.
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Old 08-30-2017, 04:26 AM
 
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Then why should it be Chinese business? Even Tibet.
then learn some history. A lot of countries current own lands that don't seem to belong to them. The UK has something in south America, US in the pacific, France in the Caribbean. When China has something (not even some distant continent), it is suddenly a problem.
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Old 08-31-2017, 04:05 PM
 
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then learn some history. A lot of countries current own lands that don't seem to belong to them. The UK has something in south America, US in the pacific, France in the Caribbean. When China has something (not even some distant continent), it is suddenly a problem.
Silly Asian, colonizing is only for white men We learned our lesson back in 1492
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Old 08-31-2017, 06:52 PM
 
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Silly Asian, colonizing is only for white men We learned our lesson back in 1492
Ever heard of a fellow called Genghis Khan? He did a pretty good job of it, back in his day. He even colonized China and made it part of his empire. He fooled the Chinese, by calling it the Yuan Dynasty, and convincing them it was their own. He made Tibet part of Greater Mongolia. It was never part of China; it belonged to Mongolia.
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Old 08-31-2017, 07:08 PM
 
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Taiwan is going nowhere. It cannot declare independence, it is a a state of limbo. Few recognize its claims and no one wants to irk China.
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Old 08-31-2017, 09:01 PM
 
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Ever heard of a fellow called Genghis Khan? He did a pretty good job of it, back in his day. He even colonized China and made it part of his empire. He fooled the Chinese, by calling it the Yuan Dynasty, and convincing them it was their own. He made Tibet part of Greater Mongolia. It was never part of China; it belonged to Mongolia.
I know I had to make a Trix reference somehow not just China, but as far away as Eastern Europe. There are Europeans who are direct descendants of Genghis Khan and his army of soldiers. Very interesting stuff
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Old 08-31-2017, 09:04 PM
 
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I didn't know what "Bhutan" is before I Googled the term.
I saw Bhutan, but thought Bataan. Oh, wait......
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Old 08-31-2017, 11:23 PM
 
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free tibet!
Lol. I remember maybe a decade ago the Free Tibet movement was pretty mainstream, outside of China of course. Are there still many people who believe in "Free Tibet?" I won't lie, I used to be a Free Tibet guy back in college, but then reality hit me. It's not going to happen. An independent Taiwan is much more realistic. Heck, an independent Hong Kong is more realistic...
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