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France paralysed by a wave of strike action, the boulevards of Paris resembling a debris-strewn battleﬁeld. The Hungarian currency sinks to its lowest level ever against the euro, as the unemployment ﬁgure rises. Greek farmers block the road into Bulgaria in protest at low prices for their produce. New ﬁgures from the biggest bank in the Baltic show that the three post-Soviet states there face the biggest recessions in Europe.
It's a snapshot of a single day – yesterday – in a Europe sinking into the bleakest of times. But while the outlook may be dark in the big wealthy democracies of western Europe, it is in the young, poor, vulnerable states of central and eastern Europe that the trauma of crash, slump and meltdown looks graver.
Originally posted by Riviera
Honestly, I don't think that Martial Law will work even if it's instated. I'm looking at Iceland as an example, it might be remote but it was under the UK's grip. The UK closed it's hand, Iceland Banks break, then the Riots and Revolution begin ending with the ousting of the government. TPTB have underestimated the actual anger of a public scorn.
The simple symbolism of their revolt will be what; In my opinion, keep the Revolution's alive; I know for a fact that I'll always refer to them whenever the revolts start in the U.S. and morale may be down amongst my friends. If Iceland can do it; so can We.
[edit on 31-1-2009 by Riviera]
Originally posted by projectvxn
reply to post by Res Ipsa
I agree wholeheartedly. Americans are not a quiet bunch and we will not go quietly. If the Government really wants to get despotic, then Americans will hand them their asses on a bloody Gold Plate for good measure. We cannot be realistically invaded and we cannot be realistically over run by our own government. They would just wind up stepping aside before the wave of anger, violence and revolt consumes them.
America, hopefully, will always be free, and we will make sure of it.
[edit on 31-1-2009 by projectvxn]