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Of course it would be painful.

We have seen countries do incredibly painful things in the past as entrenched vested interests fought for their own prerogatives ... consider the Polish nobility of the Targawica Federation appealing to the Russians for help against the reforms of Stanislaw August Poniatowski. It was only three years from the outbreak of the Polish-Russian war to the completion of the partition of Poland between Russia, Prussia, and Austria.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Mon Nov 22nd, 2010 at 08:39:59 PM EST
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