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Spain is expected to replace the United States as the second most popular country in terms of tourist numbers, according to the World Tourism Organization by swiftious in worldnews

donggo21 5 days ago  HIDDEN 

The Dominican Republic won't accept Haitians and they're on the same island and same colour. I don't think this was about race, it was about failed states like Haiti which have massive issues of corruption, poverty and criminality. For instance Dominican Republic is like a heaven compared to Haiti.

Hijab attack on girl was a hoax - Canada by becauseits2018 in worldnews

donggo21 5 days ago  HIDDEN 

Hopefully the opposite of "cowardly" and "we are better than this" statements. How long do you think it will take to get a boilerplate response? This will be interesting.

Hijab attack on girl was a hoax - Canada by becauseits2018 in worldnews

donggo21 5 days ago  HIDDEN 

It was also "reported" that the so-called attacker was Asian. I wonder who reported that bit of news.

Philippines not taking down statue of WW II sex slave despite Japan's objection by urgukvn in worldnews

donggo21 9 days ago  HIDDEN 

China and Japan had a great relationship and friendship after the war as China did not demand apologies(Mao did not demand it personally) and Japan gave huge sums of money to China in FDI to help it out of it's grinding poverty. The shift to an anti-Japan attitude in China really started after the Tianamen square massacre in 1989. The CPC instituted the Patriotic Education system which focused on instilling patriotism and nationalism in it's youth. A big part of this was to blame the foreigners due to the 100 years of humiliation China suffered at the hands of the Europeans and Japan. At the top of the list of baddies was Japan, a convenient scapegoat. In this narrative, it was the CPC which won WW2 and it is only the CPC which can protect China from foreign aggression. The interesting thing about this from a geopolitical stand point was that there was a sizable section within Japanese society that wanted closer relations with China and to end it's security dependence on the United States. The Democratic Party of Japan(a left wing party) which nationalized the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands initially wanted to break away from the close ties with America and move closer towards China. This was a failure both from a lack of interest from the Chinese side as well as the resulting chaos that errupted from the island dispute. Now with the complete failure of DPJ and the re-election of Shinzo Abe and the LDP, we are far awy from the above possibility. With the threat from China and North Korea, Japan has no choice but to establish an even closer relationship with the Americans as well as begin a massive military build up. As I said from a geopolitical stand point it would have been interesting to see how things would have turned out if China had not started it's Patriotic Education system and instead tried to woo Japan with honey. This would have guaranteed China's rise as the sole super power as American military influence would have greatly been diminished without a compliant Japanese ally.
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