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Upstate NY:
Over and over again, I've asked you the question, and you completely avoid it. What did the US gain by refusing to recognize Coratia and Slovenia? Answer that.

Actually, vladimir takes a stab at a reason:


As usual, there are clearly differences between public posturing (US declarations that they're against independence, for peace and what not) and the financial, military realities on the ground (who gets the arms & the money).

In effect, that recognition was withheld for some time for public relations reasons. It looked (to some group, for some reason) better if Germany went first. Plausible? Sure. True? Don't know.

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by A swedish kind of death on Sun Dec 16th, 2007 at 03:20:53 PM EST
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I still don't see an answer.

Public relations, you say?

How is that an answer? Rather vague. The US was concerned about how hurting the Serb's feelings would play out in front of a somnabulistic American public?

As for looking better if Germany went first, that would be easily done by standing aside, but instead the US denounced and blocked Germany's moves in the UN. This was well known at the time.

by Upstate NY on Sun Dec 16th, 2007 at 08:23:33 PM EST
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