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Old 2021-02-24, 01:56   #683
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Perhaps the lack of such threads is due to well run countries with less colorful characters in charge.
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Old 2021-02-24, 02:33   #684
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Tell me where and I'll go there,
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Old 2021-02-24, 11:13   #685
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Originally Posted by Prime95 View Post
Understood, but the solution is not reducing info posted on the U.S. (which one can ignore if they find it uninteresting). I'd love to read stories on interesting machinations of other countries -- such as last two years brexit thread.

Perhaps the lack of such threads is due to well run countries with less colorful characters in charge.
I have found it interesting and will continue to read the replacement thread.

I'm a great fan of Schadenfreude.
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Old 2021-03-03, 23:29   #686
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Originally Posted by Uncwilly View Post
Benazir Bhutto and Aung San Suu Kyi are examples of good women, but countries that are lacking in safety. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Dilma Rousseff being examples of women that are just as bad as the men. And many people in the UK have not so great memories of Maggie.

With Charles Taylor it was almost impossible to find anyone that would not have made his country safer. The bar was very low, but Ellen Johnson Sirleaf did not keep it low. She did much for her country.

Whoa there! Bhutto was a mixed bag. Flawed - her husbad was notoriously corrupt - but helped restore democracy to country which had most recently lost it when Zia ul Haq executed her father.
Suu Kyi is most certainly not a good woman any more after her complicity in the pogroms against the Rohigyas.
Dilma Roussef, not sure what you got against her. She was removed from office in what can only be described as a coup d'etat on extremely flimsy grounds. Put it another way, if Republicans held a 2/3 majority in the Senate and a majority in the House would they have impeached Obama over the tan suit? They most certainly would have.
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