Comments: O-kay

A couple of times "crashes" have later been revealed "on further investigation" to have been hostile fire results, but the investigations never get the press that the crashes do, of course.

Korea. It was one country and we went in and killed people for four years or more and then it was two countries.

Actually, it was a colony of Japan, and after the war was divided into zones of occupation, like Germany. As with Germany, the Soviets refused to countenance unification under a non-communist regime, both zones staged elections and two countries were, functionally, born. Then the North decided to conquer the south.... Functionally, China would no more have permitted reunification under southern control (nor will they now) than the Soviet Union would permit German reunification under Western control.

Posted by Ahistoricality at August 22, 2007 08:28 PM

I love having a historian reading my blog. :) You're so educational.

Now that you remind me, I do remember hearing an abbreviated version of this in grade school "social studies" classes. Thanks for the reminder.

Posted by Anne at August 22, 2007 10:20 PM

Great post. Hope the job search is going better than last month.

Posted by Marcus at August 23, 2007 07:02 PM

It is, Marcus, thanks. I have hopes of receiving an offer soon.

So much so, in fact, that I'm now cramming in all of the "leisure" activities that I haven't gotten around to enjoying yet this summer. :)

Posted by Anne at August 23, 2007 09:27 PM