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The answer to that question is US power.

Think of the Cuban missile crisis. Cuba was a country firmly embedded in the North American geographic sphere. You could have asked the same question about the Soviet Union: who cares what they think. But the reality was that Soviet power bought it a place at the negotiating table, and allowed it to play out its politics in the Americas.

by vladimir on Tue Dec 18th, 2007 at 02:39:05 AM EST
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