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Furthermore, we have about 50% of the world's wealth but only 6.3% of its population... In this situation, we cannot fail to be the object of envy and resentment. Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity without positive detriment to our national security.

George F Kennan (19042005)

Policy Planning Study 23
US State Department, 1948

This Week in History:

April 24th - 26th

Test yourself:

Press the buttons to reveal the answers.
1
At what time and after how many years did Africa reclaim it's last white colony?
At 7am after 300 years
2
How long did it take the Mujahideen to capture what in 1992?
Afghanistan's capital Kabul after 12 years of fighting
3
What did vandals do and where in 1964?
Decapitated the Little Mermaid Statue in Copenhagen?
4
What disaster did Sweden complain about in 1986?
The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear plant
5
What killed how many people and where in 1989?
A tornado killed 1300 people in Bangladesh

Notes:

According to Wikipedia the Afgan Mujahideen began in 1829 and fought to drive out the British. Not for nothing is Afghanista called the graveyard of empires.

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