March 10, 2014

Scary Parallels Between 1914 and 2014

Allan Levine, Winnipeg Free Press

The Associated Press

In many ways, the current crisis is more reminiscent of the tension in Europe 100 years ago, in the months leading up to the beginning of the First World War, again with one big exception. In 1914 (and to a certain extent 1938-39) war, though a last resort, was still perceived as a way for countries to settle differences. Diplomacy was preferred, yet decisive military action had its benefits.

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TAGGED: Crimea, Ukraine, Russia, World War I


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