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The Third Millenium -- An Outrageous Beginning

Twin Towers
Once upon a time, ... the World Trade Center

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1794, Ohio, The Battle of Fallen Timbers

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1846, Oregon, "Fifty-Four Forty or Fight"
---- Mexico, "Remember the Alamo"

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1898, Havana Harbor, "Remember The Maine"

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1950, Korea, "Better Dead than Red"
(1953 -- The U. S. overthrows the government of Mohammad Mossadeq in Iran.)
(1979 -- The Islamic Republic of Iran is established taking 400 U. S. Embassy officials hostage.)

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2001, New York City, Twin Towers,
"Bring our enemies to justice, or bring justice to our enemies"
(2003 -- The U. S. overthrows the government of Saddam Hussein in Iraq.)

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BITTER WARS

1812, End of the Napoleonic Wars

1861, End of slavery in the United States, "A house divided against itself cannot stand."

1914 (to 1945), This war lasted 31 years, similar to the Thirty Years War (1618 - 1648) in savagery and fanaticism (from trench warfare slaughter to the death camps) -- End of the state system formalized by the Congress of Vienna in 1815

1964, Vietnam, End of the struggle in south-east Asia for the remains of the Japanese, French, and British empires

2018 - 2023, Start of next war of bitterness. What ends?

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