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Originally posted by Hanslune
I been in the ME since 79 and left only this year)
Great krikies Hanslune...You were there long enough to qualify for a Governorship position!! LOL
Thanks for the info on the Dam Projects! They can take ages to build, but in time of extreme military conflicts, they can be some of the first targets. And the Three Gorges China Dam is causing some unexpected problems already. Now That is one helluva project. And you are so right about the displacement of people along those valleys that will soon become deep lakes, with completely submerged villages & towns. Talk about eminent domain issues...in Communist China..."no way...??" Iv'e been given the understanding that China is relocating many from the flooded areas & into newly built "government housing." Again, like you mentioned, the travesty of Urbanisation.
Interesting that you mentioned the point about the hiding of past evidence or any noteworthy artifacts underwater. I was actually thinking the same as well.
I am particularly interested in the Southeast Anatolian one for its political ramifications primarily. Nonetheless, do you think that this project will impede upon any Hittite or other civilization sites? I'm just curious. Sort of one of my old stomping grounds you see.