Fano: milsorgen: Lionel Mandrake: Italy and Tunisia signed a peace treaty in the 1980s...officially ending the Punic WarsBut when will Carthage receive reparations!?I have plenty of salt for their wounds.
sendtodave: TheMysteriousStranger: The hostilities were formally ended on the Missouri -- Japan surrendered to the Allies which includes the Russians. This is just settling some of the mess leftover.Pff, nice try, troll. As if commies were ever the America's allies.
Red Shirt Blues: talan123: Omahawg: not terribly surprising. Japan's defeat of russia in '05 signaled there was a new player on the block and the czar's days were numbered.bitter feelings die hard, with a vengeance.The new player burned themselves out rather quickly then.No...I think that was Curtis Lemay.
Starry Heavens: bionicjoe: I'm a WWII buff, but I don't get this crap.The basic idea is that the Kuril Islands are useful not because of their land mass (they're tiny), but because the nation that owns them owns the shipping lanes around them. Both Russia and Japan would like to own that stretch of ocean.
Sum Guye: Skyrmion: Lionel Mandrake: Italy and Tunisia signed a peace treaty in the 1980s...officially ending the Punic WarsDo you have a citation for that? You've got me curious, but my Google-fu isn't finding anything.http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1985/Rome-and-Carthage-Sign-Peace-Treat y- Ending-Punic-Wars-After-2-131-Years/id-9b6f6f5ba5be2408ff0502c7fb8abd5 b
sheep snorter: shiat. They were best buds near the end of WW2 and were in the process of making a peace treaty to end the war, but then some country dropped two nukes on Japan to get their arm held high as the victor and its spoils./And thus the cold war began.
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