- May 2014
It probably wasn't. For that matter, the risk of overpopulation in Israel only became real once it became clear that Israel's TFR stopped declining and began increasing--primarily among Israeli Jews.Got that, but I don`t know if overpopulation in Palestine was an issue at the time.
Is dual citizenship for South Tyroleans really that objectionable, though? I mean, hasn't Hungary's Viktor Orban done something similar in regards to the Hungarian diaspora?About South Tyrol, some years ago, in Austria the right leaning political forces wanted to write in the Austrian constitution that Tyrol is all Austrian. To write it in the constitution would have been really near to a declaration of war to Italy ... Anyway the matter is till well alive : the last move was to suggest to offer Austrian passports to the citizens of South Tyrol [Italy and Austria at odds over South Tyrol dual-citizenship].
Yeah, that makes sense. Also, in spite of the Communists' noble resistance efforts during WWII, if I was Italian, I could not in good conscience vote for them due to the fact that they would likely seize absolute and totalitarian power if/after they won elections.Absolutely true. Italy was a particular case:
on a side at Washington there was a bit of concern about the not irrelevant Communist presence in the country [after the scission from the Socialist Party, the Communist Party run the resistence against the Nazi occupation after the armistice gaining an enormous popular support: there was how waited for Stalin and USSR Red Army ...], but on an other side Italians, after 1943, fought with the allies and then the Italian American lobby played a great role in persuading the American establishment to help Italians to rebuild their country.
Japan did get to keep all of its core territory other than the four southernmost Kuril Islands, though. That's a pretty generous peace settlement if you ask me. As for war crimes trials, Yes, Japan had to endure them--and rightfully so! That said, though, Italy might not have had war crimes trials because its own behavior during WWII was much milder than that of Germany and Japan. Of course, Italy did engage in war crimes in Ethiopia, but no one seemed to care much about that.About Japan, I don't think Americans treated it so better than Germany. A part the military occupation, also Japan knew its own trial for war crimes [International Military Tribunal for the Far East - Wikipedia].
Very interesting! BTW, what was Rome's problem with Carthage's expansion into Spain? Did Rome want Spain for itself?The Carthaginian loss of Sicily in 241 BC and Sardinia in 237 BC. Carthage had held hegemony over parts of Sicily and Sardinia since the sixth century BC, and had fought numerous wars in the interests of those territorial holdings. But in the space of a few years they lost both territories to the Romans. In the process, they lost two essential parts of their mercantile empire, territories that had allowed Carthage to dominate key sections of the east-west and Tyrrhenian trade routes. The loss of Sicily ultimately led to a substantial change in policy whereby, under the leadership of the Barcids, Carthage would not rebuild their maritime dominance and instead focus on a land-based expansionist empire in Spain. The loss of Sardinia made the expansion into Spain all the more justified and rubbed salt in the wound, since Rome seized Sardinia outside the context of war, in defiance of the Treaty of Lutatius and with weak justification. These losses and the Carthaginian responses eventually led to the Hannibalic War.