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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Afghanistan is not Japan!

So says David Pilling of the FT.

He says that democracy in Afghanistan, would not work the way it did in Japan after the war, because of a few issues for consideration. The most of which is that Afghanistan does not have a unifying force, while it's population is ethnically divided.

I find it funny he wrote about Japan the day after I posted my Japanese article, which stated that Japan's problems are our problems.

While these issues for consideration by Pilling are believable, the issue with regard to the war and the need for post war reconstruction is. Same problem, but we need different solutions and gleaning from the Japanese post war era, we can see how and why it worked as to why not.

Good article I may add as well by Pilling!
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