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Yup, that's about my take. However, culture has a huge effect on what the popultions are willing to endure.

America is a gambling nation, where winner takes all and losers are encouraged to think their lack of real opportunity is somehow their fault. they remain quiescent. Europe, except perhaps the UK which attmepts a curious mid-atlantic compromise that gives them the worst of both, has a different view. They understood the behaviour of the rich was not in their interst and had their revolutions to shackle them.

so they're less likely to be taken in by slavers offering bright shiny baubles in exhcnage for their economic security. But they must resist the siren call of the British, who are not to be trusted in this.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Nov 23rd, 2006 at 04:03:21 PM EST
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