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I can see how that would have mattered in the 19th. and first half of the 20th. centuries, but now?  What % of anyone's GDP is traded along the Danube or the highway, and aren't there many alternative routes?..  This sounds like Generals fighting the war before the last one.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Mar 10th, 2009 at 05:31:13 AM EST
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