I read a comment of yours not long ago saying that the only countries that recognise Palestine are countries that hate Jews or hate America. The only countries that recognised the US at that point were ones that were enemies of the British Empire.
The USA wasn't truly independent until the Treaty of Paris when Britain recognised them as such and borders were properly agreed. Up until then, you were merely a rebellious colony.
It's true international recognition has a lot to do with politics. Of course it does. That's why it's the least important of these three factors. But it's still a factor. And the US checked off every one of these factors by 1777. "Palestine" checks off only the last one. It is not sovereign. Are you trying to argue that "Palestine" is currently a sovereign state and the United States before 1783 was not? Or are you saying both are not? The former argument would be pretty absurdist, albeit pretty typical.
Of course that is always the situation when new countries are detached from another country: there always people who do not support the independence. Sometimes it leads to a war, sometimes those people either move away or just adapt to the new situation, maybe biting the bullet, though.
May we have "Siam" as a type-in please?
Wiki: "Thailand in World War II officially adopted a position of neutrality until it was invaded by Japan in December 1941. At the start of the Pacific War, the Japanese Empire pressured the Thai government to allow the passage of Japanese troops to invade British-held Malaya and Burma. The Thai government under Plaek Phibunsongkhram (known simply as Phibun) considered it preferable to co-operate with the Japanese rather than fight them. Axis-aligned Thailand declared war on the United States and Britain and annexed territories in neighbouring countries, expanding to the north, south, and east, gaining a border with China near Kengtung."
Argentina 1986 ("Hand of God" goal by Maradona)
The ukraine invasion for example is acording to putin a policng action to put down a facist government that is abusing its own people, its bull but that is the reason for it.
I put that and didn't complete the quiz.
It would be more correct to change the title to "Kingdom of Great Britain and later The United Kingdom..."
I don't want this post to be read as me hating Britain or defending Trump--on the contrary, I'd consider myself an Anglophile and I voted against Trump. The point I'm trying to make is that every country has a dark past. That doesn't mean that the country in question sucks. The average British person today has no connection to the crimes of the Empire, and neither are today's Americans responsible for slavery, Native genocide, Japanese internment, etc. So can we please stop using history as an excuse to advance our own agendas and instead acknowledge that all of humanity has done some terrible things?
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