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Guardian
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100th!

I think JV should be the Panama Canal. That just seems fitting somehow.

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DEMON PLAY,
DEMON OUT!
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Agent
Member # 1993
Profile #101
101st:

Spy.there could be the culture war. The Coca-Colazing of the world!

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Dikiyoba: Are you unconscious yet?
Posts: 1420 | Registered: Wednesday, October 2 2002 07:00
Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #102
So, who's going to be the War on Christmas?

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Councilor
Member # 6600
Profile Homepage #103
And should we envy them or pity them?

Dikiyoba doesn't care what Dikiyoba gets, so long as Dikiyoba ends up with one soon, since Dikiyoba reads Dikiyoba's name from Arancaytar's list like this: Dikiyoba - [some discussion].

Edit: Typo.

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For Carnage, Apply Within
Member # 95
Profile #104
Why do I always pick awful times to be on vacation?

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The Empire Always Loses: More fun than a kick in the shins!
Posts: 567 | Registered: Friday, October 5 2001 07:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 3716
Profile #105
quote:
Originally written by The Worst Man Ever:

quote:
Originally written by Inthrall:

Why not? I'm in.
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Inthrall is Chile, land of Salvador Allende and Augusto Pinochet. It is in the latter we find our interest: this delightful free-marketeering tyrant was installed by forces armed and trained by the CIA for the explicit purpose of removing the elected Socialist president of Chile. What did Allende and thousands of victims of Pinochet die for? The nationalization of the American-run Chilean copper mines - a move so popular even Pinochet would not reverse it.

Er.. maybe not a lot to do with the concept of this thread but I just wanted to tell you I am from Chile -I live in Chile- and I don't agree with most of what you say. Even though it's true the US wanted Allende out of the way, there were strong reasons for many Chileans as well to see this señor far away. The country was a mess at that time, and things under his government were not funny at all. The US agents wanted Pinochet to call for democratic elections 2 or 4 years later, but he said no, thank you very much. And he remained in power for 16 years.
I hope my contribution helps ;)
Saludos! :)

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"Inspiration comes from hard work" -Charles Baudelaire.
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Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #106
quote:
Originally written by Mathman v. Qwerty:

So, who's going to be the War on Christmas?
Ben doesn't have one yet.

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Lifecrafter
Member # 6388
Profile #107
quote:
Originally written by Marcelo:

Er.. maybe not a lot to do with the concept of this thread but I just wanted to tell you I am from Chile -I live in Chile- and I don't agree with most of what you say. Even though it's true the US wanted Allende out of the way, there were strong reasons for many Chileans as well to see this señor far away. The country was a mess at that time, and things under his government were not funny at all. The US agents wanted Pinochet to call for democratic elections 2 or 4 years later, but he said no, thank you very much. And he remained in power for 16 years.
I hope my contribution helps ;)
Saludos! :)

Elections are always a better way of getting things done than foreign invasion, as a general rule. At least they are when they lead to the way things are, anyway. :P
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Shock Trooper
Member # 3716
Profile #108
I agree, although there was no invasion in Chile. The Chilean military wanted to overthrow Allende and had been planning a coup for a year. Pinochet was not the *masterbrain* because when he assumed as a commander in chief in 1973 the plans were already desinged and the other generals asked his opinions. When they saw that he was against communism as well (let's not forget the cold war context...) they willingly accepted some American $$$upport (I am not sure exactly how that money was really used, but I've heard it was invested in propaganda afterwards) and did it.
Anyway I would say Americans were only 5% responsible. Allende's withdrawal was something many, many Chileans were claiming. Even the women threw chicken feathers to the regiments to say "do something about this". For further info you can check the "cacerolazo protestas" and the "Tarjetas JAP" or "Desabastecimiento" in google ;)

I am sorry for this "off-topic".

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"Inspiration comes from hard work" -Charles Baudelaire.
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Master
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Profile Homepage #109
Hi Alec.

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