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Re^8: Help to have real Perl's advantage

by LanX (Sage)
on Jan 12, 2022 at 11:14 UTC ( #11140399=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^7: Help to have real Perl's advantage
in thread Help to have real Perl's advantage

There is still a debate who or how WWI started.

Germany around 1900 was like China today, it's economy was getting constantly stronger.

If they started the war at that point, it wasn't very clever timing.

I remember an American book "The coming war with Japan".

Now it's s/Japan/China/

Cheers Rolf
(addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
Wikisyntax for the Monastery

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Re^9: Help to have real Perl's advantage
by Your Mother (Archbishop) on Jan 12, 2022 at 11:33 UTC

    There was quite a bit of fear of Japan back in the… late ’80s? Certainly the ’90s. Japan was buying up a lot of US property, like China is now, and there were scare-mongering articles and news stories about it. I might have bought into it given enough time—the MSM does chip away at one—but finally read some level-headed analysis about it somewhere that explained two key reasons the whole thing was silly–

    • Both the Dutch and the English owned more of the US.
    • The Japanese were mostly just getting soaked by predatory realtors who exploited their naïveté.
      > Certainly the ’90s. Japan was buying up a lot of US property

      Wasn't there a scene in "Back To The Future 2" where old Marty has to slime to his furious Japanese boss? :)

      Cheers Rolf
      (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
      Wikisyntax for the Monastery

        I likewise remember a scene from "Mosquito Coast" where Harisson Ford complains about nothing from USA is sold in the US hardware store and leaves with a "sayonara!". Signs of times.

Re^9: Help to have real Perl's advantage
by bliako (Monsignor) on Jan 12, 2022 at 11:47 UTC

    Imperialism works both ways once Capitalism reaches high momentum. After this point and once the capitalist classes are created nothing stops them, whether economy expands or contracts. WWI economy was expanding, colonies, resources, markets were needed. WWII economy was contracting, interests still there though. They knew they could become big again. They pushed hitler to power. A very simpleminded analysis on my part.

      > They pushed hitler to power.

      That's the old Soviet narrative, Fascism == Capitalism on steroids.

      Mussolini invented "fascism", he came to power a decade prior to Hitler.

      Did you know that he used to be a high ranking socialist who turned against his comrades?

      Europe, especially Germany, was flooded with refugees from the Russian civil war after WWI. They brought plenty stories of "Bolshevik cruelties".

      The old establishment was radicalized to support those maniacs in order to "defend themselves".

      Cheers Rolf
      (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
      Wikisyntax for the Monastery

        'Say what you will about Mussolini, he was a pioneering environmentalist, he made the trains run on Thyme'. Sorry, I know.

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