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No, I don't think that South America will have a massive re-lapse into dictatorships. But even apart from that, I really don't think that Cayenne is sufficiently valuable to the European Union to justify a serious shooting war over it. If they want it badly enough to risk embargoes, blockades and the various and sundry other creative means of making other countries miserable that the Union has available, I don't think we have much of a chance of keeping it in the long run anyway.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Wed Oct 15th, 2008 at 05:56:52 PM EST
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French overseas departments are parts of the French Republic (unlike, say, Polynesia, but like Alsace). An actual invasion could probably end with large mushrooms somewhere in South America.

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Wed Oct 15th, 2008 at 06:19:09 PM EST
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