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The Pacific theatre, yes. The European theatre was much more about the long war between Germany and France than anything to do with the British Empire.

I'm afraid I think this "empires cause nasty war" and "independent sovereign nations just have occasional spats" is wrong. You can read empire into the history of European wars (because independent sovereigns that grow more powerful tend to create "empires"), but you can just as well see sovereign states fighting in defence of their interests, in just as destructive and bloody a fashion.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat Sep 3rd, 2011 at 04:51:16 AM EST
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