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Old 02-04-2017, 05:03 PM
 
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Korea and Taiwan etc. were both East Asian agricultural societies when they were occupied by Japan. They were ethnically and culturally similar to Japan, compared to Britain vs India or Spain vs Mexico when colonization started.
It's more like Mongols occupying Central Asia, or USSR occupying Ukraine.
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Old 02-04-2017, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires and La Plata, ARG
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Because unlike Europe and the US they don't drop bombs and destroy Middle East cities on a yearly basis?
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Old 02-04-2017, 05:25 PM
 
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Because people are hypocrits and expect European countries and the USA to take care of all the worlds problems. It's just a bunch of garbage. The common sentiment right now is that "everything in the world is the fault of white people and therefore they are the only ones that have to do anything about it", it is absurd.
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Old 02-04-2017, 05:28 PM
 
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Because unlike Europe and the US they don't drop bombs and destroy Middle East cities on a yearly basis?
When the US and Europe don't intervene in the Middle East, we are heartless and selfish because we aren't helping the poor people in these countries.

When the US and Europe do intervene in the Middle East, we are heartless dictators and it's all our fault.
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Old 02-04-2017, 07:22 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Default Kinda of burdens of empire

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When the US and Europe don't intervene in the Middle East, we are heartless and selfish because we aren't helping the poor people in these countries.

When the US and Europe do intervene in the Middle East, we are heartless dictators and it's all our fault.
When the US intervenes in the Middle East, we should be careful to build up forces for good government - consultative bodies, on the Arabic/ Islamic/Persian model, for instance. We've tried advocating for open elections, & that hasn't worked out very well so far. We shouldn't obsess about elections as such - it's going to take time & persistent effort to help the Middle East governments move along to less authoritarian models of government.

As for Europe - the US can help set paradigms & expectations & models for Europe (in terms of assisting Middle East governments to develop into more representative institutions) - but it's not 1945CE, & we can't really dictate terms to our allies now, if we ever truly could. Our economic & military & political clout were much greater @ the end of WWII, & we wisely used them to help Western Europe rebuild.

As the Cold War developed, the US & the West in general probably relied too much on authoritarian/dictatorship regimes, so long as they were willing to stand against the USSR & the Warsaw Pact. Those days are gone, the USSR is now a bad dream that people there hope to wake from.

No, the US carries out foreign policy for our own reasons, just as any other country. But in the long run, I think strengthening legitimate governments & nudging doubtful ones along a better developmental path is in our interests, & the interests of governments that strive with us for a better future for their citizens & ours.
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Old 02-05-2017, 01:33 AM
 
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When the US and Europe don't intervene in the Middle East, we are heartless and selfish because we aren't helping the poor people in these countries.

When the US and Europe do intervene in the Middle East, we are heartless dictators and it's all our fault.
Right! Damned if we do, damned if we don't.
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Old 02-05-2017, 01:56 AM
 
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Japan as other countries which signed the convention relating to the status of refugees is obliged to accept refugees coming in its territory.
It's just that refugees are not attracted by Japan.
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Old 02-05-2017, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Japan as other countries which signed the convention relating to the status of refugees is obliged to accept refugees coming in its territory.
It's just that refugees are not attracted by Japan.
And because Japan has made it practically impossible. They accept 0.2% of all the refugee applications.
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Old 02-05-2017, 09:45 AM
 
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Because people are hypocrits and expect European countries and the USA to take care of all the worlds problems. It's just a bunch of garbage. The common sentiment right now is that "everything in the world is the fault of white people and therefore they are the only ones that have to do anything about it", it is absurd.
Like all grown adults, take responsibility for your actions.
Countries should do so.

The rest is just a self-prescribed victim mentality quite popular in the US nowadays.
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Old 02-05-2017, 02:52 PM
 
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Same in Canada.

330,000 immigrants per year ??!! What ?? Canada does well economically when world growth hovers around 5%...so we're not doing so well lately. So why are we being forced to accept all these people whom we really cannot easily accommodate ?? It's politically incorrect to question this idiotic policy but I still voice my concerns about it. What's disturbing is that the discourse here is that people from around the world have some sort of tacit Right to settle here.
If the americans break the middle east through their bombing campaigns, let them fix it I'm thinking of leaving because of it.
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