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    Happy Independence Day to South Sudan


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    It's nice and all, but judging by the rest of Africa, they're going to need a lot more work and a lot of luck.

    But kudos to them for throwing off the Muslims.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lnvanry View Post
    "freedom" may be a stretch as they are already in the clutches of the IMF
    William F. Buckley describes a conservative as, "someone who stands athwart history, yelling Stop." - and then proceeds to drag civilization back to times best left in history's dungheap.

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    Maybe the genocide will stop now, as long as they don't start fighting among each other. Still a long way to go, but at least they've thrown off the muslims.

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    I saw a pretty nasty video about this in the past.
    If they couldn't defend themselves before, I'm not sure
    what an imaginary line is going to do.

    I got a strong feeling that this isn't going to change much
    for a while until they can strongly enforce their
    boundaries and protect people once they figure out how
    to divide their oil.

    Although I guess they need to start somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAM View Post
    "freedom" may be a stretch as they are already in the clutches of the IMF
    well, its certainly a step in the right direction. It beats being executed and displaced in camps

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    Quote Originally Posted by sosc View Post
    I saw a pretty nasty video about this in the past.
    If they couldn't defend themselves before, I'm not sure
    what an imaginary line is going to do.

    I got a strong feeling that this isn't going to change much
    for a while until they can strongly enforce their
    boundaries and protect people once they figure out how
    to divide their oil.

    Although I guess they need to start somewhere.

    It helps the South has quite a few oil fields...some thirsty consumption country will assist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sosc View Post
    I saw a pretty nasty video about this in the past.
    If they couldn't defend themselves before, I'm not sure
    what an imaginary line is going to do.

    I got a strong feeling that this isn't going to change much
    for a while until they can strongly enforce their
    boundaries and protect people once they figure out how
    to divide their oil.


    Although I guess they need to start somewhere.
    Doesn't look especially good, but best wishes to them.

    From the article:

    "More than a half-dozen renegade groups are battling the government, some with thousands of fighters. And relations with the north are still dicey. Negotiators have yet to agree on a formula to split the revenue from the south’s oilfields, which have kept the economies of both southern and northern Sudan afloat. And Mr. Bashir’s army has been pounding southern-allied rebels who have refusing to disarm just north of the border in the Nuba Mountains, which some analysts worry could drag the whole region back into a full-scale war."

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    There really aren't too many examples of new nations states (winning independence from a past state or colonial power) created in the context peace....India was the most peaceful that I can think of.

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