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  • by pudge (1) on 2005.04.20 11:53 (#39851) Homepage Journal
    I am not looking for a discussion or argument ... I've just been reading lately a lot of people talking about the "Anglosphere," remarking about how it was the English-speaking nations -- Australia, UK, U.S., and even the English-speaking Canadians -- who were largely behind the war in Iraq, and how there is may be some benefit in a treaty between English-speaking nations.

    I'd never really thought of the world as easily separable by language like that, across great distances, but it actually seems to make sense to me. I know a lot of has to do with common heritage, which is why I've also seen people include India as a possible associate member to the club.

    Anyway, this was just running through my mind. Sorry for the dump. :-)
    • ...just happened across this entry. I realize you weren't looking for discussion or arguement, and I hope to not provide the latter, but I think two things are worth pointing out.

      With an obvious exception (the US), the associations are there in the Commonwealth of Nations [], which has existed since the 1920s and currently has its most effect through cultural links instead of explicit treaties (though there are a number of policies that are harmonized between Commonwealth countries).

      What that means for in


      -DA []

      • Secondly, as an American living in Canada, who moved here just before September 2001, I can say pretty clearly that english-speaking Canada was not solidly behind the war in Iraq; an ipsos-reid poll I just dug up says two weeks after the war started, 54% of English Canada supported the war

        What I meant was that it was a solid majority (which I think this poll shows, pretty clearly). I didn't mean to imply the support was overwhelming.