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TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
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Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Tuesday November 05, 2002
02:53 PM

Goowah

[ #8775 ]
Dear Log,

A wee bit of a history lesson:

«The Americans now embarked on "nation building" in their new colony, as difficult then as it is today. The US Congress had promised to "pacify" Cuba, and then "leave the government of the island to its people". General Wood had other ideas. He believed that "sensible" Cubans favoured annexation by the United States. If elections could be rigged to ensure that the "sensible" Cubans won, then Cuba could legitimately be incorporated into the union. Elections were easily fixed, but even the rigged franchise produced a majority for the supporters of independence.»

--"A taste for regime change"

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