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Originally posted by Zaphod58
reply to post by Panic2k11
Except the islands in question are claimed by about six different countries, and are extremely mineral rich. There have been shooting incidents between China and Vietnam in the recent past, and tensions are running high in the area.
Originally posted by Panic2k11
reply to post by travis911
I see it as problematic to any invading forces but not "a super escalation of tensions". Iran and China has all the rights to protect their interests and territory. Escalation of tensions is the taking aggressive or controversial steps this is none of that...
Originally posted by LaEuro
Gee China in the South China Sea, what sounds so bad about that! At least their near their own country! Something we really can't say about our own country!
In the 1820s, when the rest of Spain's empire in Latin America rebelled and formed independent states, Cuba remained loyal. Although there was agitation for independence, the Spanish Crown gave Cuba the motto La Siempre Fidelísima Isla ("The Always Most Faithful Island"). This loyalty was due partly to Cuban settlers' dependence on Spain for trade, their desire for protection from pirates and against a slave rebellion, and partly because they feared the rising power of the United States more than they disliked Spanish rule.
After the Spanish-American War, Spain and the United States signed the Treaty of Paris (1898), by which Spain ceded Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and Guam to the United States for the sum of $20 million. Under the same treaty, Spain relinquished all claim of sovereignty over Cuba. Theodore Roosevelt, who had fought in the Spanish-American War and had some sympathies with the independence movement, succeeded McKinley as U.S. President in 1901 and abandoned the treaty. Cuba gained formal independence from the U.S. on May 20, 1902, as the Republic of Cuba. Under Cuba's new constitution, the U.S. retained the right to intervene in Cuban affairs and to supervise its finances and foreign relations. Under the Platt Amendment, the U.S. leased the Guantánamo Bay naval base from Cuba.
Originally posted by Ophiuchus 13
MORE WARS effects. Getting close to the point of no return, smh. SO much intelligence going into destruction yet all the intelligence could of figured out the
1. HOME WORLD MANY COME FROM
2. HOW TO RETURN TO IT.
Instead this is seeming like a potential grave site based on POWER influence. These carrier missiles here a nuke there chem from them germ from them and what is left reminds 1 of a kingdom I tried hard to escape from only to see it running full strength here.
Originally posted by travis911
The internet is seeing rumors that China has deployed its much debated DF-21 or carrier killer missile to the South China Sea. If this is true, it would be a super escalation of tensions in the region. There is a lot of doubt about the missile, which is famed to be able to close on its target at Mach 10 and be able to take out a US carrier. Many have speculated if the missile even exists as it has never been fully tested. However if it is real, can US missile defenses stop it?