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July 9, 2006 at 1:02 am in reply to: Domino Theory #4449
Has the Domino Theory gotten a bad rap?
That depends on who you ask.? ?Most of you guys probably know all this stuff, but here's something I found recently about Vietnam stats
The domino theory was accurate. The ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand stayed free of Communism because of the U.S. commitment to Vietnam. The Indonesians threw the Soviets out in 1966 because of America's commitment in Vietnam. Without that commitment, Communism would have swept all the way to the Malacca Straits that is south of Singapore and of great strategic importance to the free world. If you ask people who live in these countries that won the war in Vietnam, they have a different opinion from the American news media. The Vietnam War was the turning point for Communism. [Westmoreland]Democracy Catching On - In the wake of the Cold War, democracies are flourishing, with 179 of the world's 192 sovereign states (93%) now electing their legislators, according to the Geneva-based Inter-Parliamentary Union. In the last decade, 69 nations have held multi-party elections for the first time in their histories. Three of the five newest democracies are former Soviet republics: Belarus (where elections were first held in November 1995), Armenia (July 1995) and Kyrgyzstan (February 1995). And two are in Africa: Tanzania (October 1995) and Guinea (June 1995). [Parade Magazine]July 9, 2006 at 12:54 am in reply to: Favourite Piece of Technology from the WW2 period #4993
The M1 Garand Rifle is pretty cool.[img]http://www.neaca.com/images/Garand_Springfield_14623xx_.JPG[/img]Edited because I don't know where that swastika picture came from. Sorry about that. Must have linked it incorrectly.July 9, 2006 at 12:38 am in reply to: The study of history #4480
Do any of you think a general history book would be a good start? By general I mean, for example, a book that has the whole US history in synapsis. I'm just wondering if a book like that would be able hit on everything or leave out too many importartant pieces of history. If a particular subject is of interest, I could then read a book pertaining to that. 😕July 9, 2006 at 12:29 am in reply to: What is the best "Old Town" American City? #5131
Yes, The Perfect Storm was based in Gloucester.Do you know what ski resort?? ?I like Keene (southern NH, an old mill town, only a little touristy ),? further north into the mountains there's North Conway, even though it's very much a tourist hotspot, I still like it.? And nearby Jackson.? ?I'm quite partial to that area of NH though. 2 very good ski areas and lots of hiking (Mt. Washington, the tallest mountain in the northeast).Ask your buddy to take you down the Kancamangus Highway for some good mountain scenery if you're into that.? If not, then at least Rt. 302 (my guess is you're going to be close to that anyway)July 8, 2006 at 4:27 pm in reply to: Who is the greatest modern threat to peace? #4948
While there are a variety of anti-Western Civilization types, who do you think is to be feared the most? ?
Complacency.? ?Their seems to be an ideology that if we leave them alone, they'll go away or stop on their own.? Perhaps just as equally, lack of knowledge of who the enemies of Western Civilization really are and what their goal is for destroying us.July 8, 2006 at 4:20 pm in reply to: What is the best "Old Town" American City? #5129
Some of the smaller towns and villages in Vermont (mostly) or New Hampshire are nice. You really get that “Old-fashioned New England” feel when you're there. Cape Cod has some older untouched-by-tourism towns, but they are few and far between because of the vast commercialism (and heavy traffic) that has overtaken the Cape.Glocester, MA is kinda cool too. A true New England fishing village.