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^Is that a serious response? Whoa.
Quite so ! , all the FRG's I know say fuck off commies, 'in German of couse'
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I cannot comment over much on the results of the Re-Unification, although I was working in Dusseldorf when the Berlin Wall came down. The immediate effect was the local resentment at all the jobless Osties who were flooding into the city.

Re your paper - it's a good effort, with a few minor omissions.

Volkswagen was not founded by the British, but by Adolf Hitler in the 1930s. The British did assist to get the company back into production after the war.

Post WW2, Germany was originally divided into 4 zones - US, British, French and Russian. As was Berlin. Also reference could be made to the Berlin airlift in 1948 , which enabled the citzens to survive the Soviet siege.

Regarding the economic 'miracle' I was advised by German colleagues that during that period all factory overtime was paid tax-free, which might have contributed something towards the enthusiasm of the work-force.

Final thought... while West Germany was producing cars like Porche, Mercedes, Audi and VW, what did the the East Germans build?
The Trabant!
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lol. The Trabant, triumph of German engineering. Believe me I tried my hardest to include something about Mercedes. Sadly my introduction to the Ireland case study involves a snippet about the riot surrounding DMC's Dunmurry factory in 1981. Two automotive references might be over the top and I really can't lose DMC because it's such a great microcosm of the Irish experience. A valiant effort, but in the end they got screwed once again.

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Believe me
If you think
American bungeling and mismanagment and corruption and waste in Iraq
Take a look at the DMC case in dear old N Ireland
To use that local expression
"even the dogs in the street"
knew deloran was a con man, from day one
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Believe me
If you think
American bungeling and mismanagment and corruption and waste in Iraq
Take a look at the DMC case in dear old N Ireland
To use that local expression
"even the dogs in the street"
knew deloran was a con man, from day one
shee
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Damn this is my lucky day. One of the other case studies is the partition of Ireland.

Difflock, if you don't mind me picking you brain, do you think the Belfast agreement will hold, or do you think there's a chance N. Ireland may return to the days of the troubles?

We don't by chance have any South Koreans on the forum do we?

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Dont get me fucking started
the Belfast disagreement did you mean
the one where they bought off the terrorists and paramilitaries
and left the two most extreme parties in charge
One led by the Rev Ian who said "No guns in Government" etc etc
and basically deposed Trimble for daring to even talk to the people he is now sharing power with.
the DUP are fucked
Especially for helping to keep Brown in power, last nights vote depended on them, the DUP, they sucked right up.
Young Ian is only a greedy tosser
Him and yer man that cunT Sweeny the property developer

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oh, by all means, get started. You better believe I'll read it buddy. Rant away. I started with zero knowledge on the subject. Like most Americans I'm completely ignorant of anything outside my little bubble. It's one thing to read about something it's entirely different to hear someone's point of view.

What do you think is the most fucked up aspect of it all? What would you change about it, or would you scrap the whole deal?

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'The Troubles' in Ireland probably started in 1171 with the invasion by the Normans, who had conquered England in 1066.

After that there was always someone to blame for any difficulties...
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The Germans ... didn't they lose the last war ? And they will not win this one.
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