Originally Posted by AlexE
True - but there is still a difference between imposing unfair treaties and installing a colonial government
from what i have gathered, the chinese and japanese beg to differ -- these treaties established a quasi-colonial rule.
Originally Posted by Bjorn2
Actually it was croatian mercs fighting in France, so the wide spread of neckties originated there.
their uniforms became widely popular in france, yes ... however, the necktie/cravat still originated
in croatia, the fact that it was recognized by non-croats somewhere else isn't a contradiction.
Originally Posted by kellgy
American dress is a symbol of freedom and liberty. Talk about oppression, just look at China.
actually, it's perfectly fine to stick to the u.s. when it comes to oppression and state-sponsored terrorism -- no need to point elsewhere.
Originally Posted by Axel Ferguson
I am so wrapping myself in an American flag during my next job interview.