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Originally posted by on_yur_6
reply to post by dww25
It normally does lead to war. The more desparate a nation you can bet on an extreme reaction to survive. As others have said, this has repeated itself over and over throughout history.
As a consequence of the currency crisis in Asia, in the first part of 1997, then Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir bin Mohamad proposed introduction of Islamic gold dinar as currency for international trade in the Muslim world. It was intended to replace the United States dollar and, as a gold-based currency, provide a medium of exchange more stable than the dollar. Mahathir announced that Malaysia was to start using the dinar in mid-2003, but when in 2003 Abdullah Ahmad Badawi replaced him as Prime Minister of Malaysia, this idea was halted.
Originally posted by Common Good
Itmay costs billions if not trillions to spend on war, but how much money do you think it would take for us to hit that shiny red button>? And the same goes for other countries as well. We all have that little red button,
Originally posted by kosmicjack
Of course it will.
That's how empires solve a financial crisis. History 101.
Originally posted by awakentired
What really pisses me off is the possibliity that our elected and most likely Non-Native American President is giving away the treasury and could, without remourse, surrender our nation to the Chinese without a shot fired.
Originally posted by TheComte
But, we're already fighting a number of wars.
The war in Afghanistan: not going well.
The war in Iraq: not going well.
The war on drugs: not going well.
The war on poverty: not going well.
At least we're winning the war on the environment. Yaaay!
[edit on 24-3-2009 by TheComte]