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Georgia in 2008 = Czechoslovakia in 1938?

I’m not a good student of history or of global politics, but it did occur to me that the situation in Georgia is awfully similar to that of the infamous Munich Agreement. Will Ossetia be just Russia’s first step to taking all of Georgia while the West is too timid to intervene?

The New York Sun has a nice little article that compares this conflict to similar situations in modern European history.

August 19, 2008 2 Comments.

2 Comments

  1. Lori replied:

    My initial, uneducated thought is “Aren’t we involved in ENOUGH of other people’s affairs?”

    August 19th, 2008 at 2:29 pm. Permalink.

  2. Shannon Costello replied:

    I had been mentally comparing this whole thing to 1938 as well…so I really like the Sun article. It’s good to remember there are other possibilities.

    But is there any vital interest around Georgia that would inspire the US to take any kind of hardline stance?

    What if Russia proceeded to take back all of its breakaway territories…at what point would it really matter?

    August 20th, 2008 at 8:38 pm. Permalink.

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