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WWII happened after a long and very obvious build-up, with much diplomatic showmanship, and a couple of previous annexations.

Since Georgia isn't in NATO (yet) the NATO mutual defence clause doesn't kick in, so this is likely to remain a continuing and increasingly nasty local dispute.

It will probably push up the price of oil - which (cynic mode on) is possibly one of the reasons it's happening.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri Aug 8th, 2008 at 10:47:02 AM EST
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