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Regarding Mexico & America...Mexico would have to want to be a part of the USA...which would require a great deal of historical (and other) reconciliation. Turkey does want to be a part of the EU (at this pont, anyway), and that is a big difference.

As much as some americans fear the Mexica-Latin "invasion", the US has been invading Mexico a lot more aggressively, for a lot longer. But this is another discussion. I do firmly believe, however, that if Mexico did blend in with the US, many Mexicans residing in the US would return home...as long as they would get the same minimum wage guarentees that people in the states get. And I do have some reason to believe that many Turks would consider returning home to live and work, if they too had an equal chance of economic success as they do in Europe.

Just sayin'...I don't think that Europe would be swamped with Turks, as long as they had decent econmic prospects at home.

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia

by whataboutbob on Tue Dec 12th, 2006 at 09:55:28 AM EST
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".I don't think that Europe would be swamped with Turks, as long as they had decent econmic prospects at home"

you dont know,Truks tend to emmigrate, especially with a huge part of the population under 30yo ( around 50% in 2020 and pop 85Million), even if a low pourcentage of them move, it still quite a lot.

by fredouil (fredouil@gmailgmailgmail.com) on Tue Dec 12th, 2006 at 02:45:41 PM EST
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Mexico wouldn't join the U.S. as a single entity anyway--they have 31 states that would petition for membership individually. I would bet that this would not be a problem for most Americans. The attitude here would be more along the lines of "Let's take a trip down there and see if we can snag some cheap retirement property."
by asdf on Wed Dec 13th, 2006 at 12:01:03 AM EST
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