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The worldwide politics thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Zare, Jul 23, 2017.

  1. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    A place to fit news from out of EU, USA and others that have their own threads.

    Bolivia's President Declares 'Total Independence' from World Bank and IMF

    http://ahtribune.com/economy/1803-bolivia-morales-world-bank-imf.html

    Since Bolivia loans around 7% of their GDP, it's safe to say that some institution is willing to loan out strategic amounts of money without asking for economic reforms or policy change.
     
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  2. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Good thread. Finally I can get the Turkish politics out of the European Politics thread, which never sat well with me because we're not European.
     
  3. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Self-propelled artillery Staff Member

    Well, you're a tiny bit European.
     
  4. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Self-propelled artillery Staff Member

    The only long-term problem with this is that it may be difficult for Bolivia to rejoin the international banking institutions if they later fail. I'm not a huge fan of these organizations in execution, but I think they have good potential if they were to be reformed - anyway, Bolivia is a modern-day success story, by most measuring sticks.
     
  5. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    Politically Turkey is separate from Europe.
     
  6. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    Where do we discuss EU politics?
     
  7. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    In the European Politics thread.
     
  8. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    I thought that was only for the UK, Turkey and Russia.
     
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  9. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    Why would you think that?
     
  10. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    Experience.
     
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  11. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

  12. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    A member of AKP's Board of Directors said this on national TV yesterday: "We're founding a new state, whether you like it or not, and the founding leader of this state is Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan".

    Not that we didn't know this already, but it's the first time it's been uttered so blatantly.
     
  13. JudasMyGuide

    JudasMyGuide Dad Rock connoisseur extraordinaire

    Even if you exchanged the name for Kennedy - that sentence still sounds creepy as f*ck to me.
     
  14. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    The "whether you like it or not" is really, really disturbing.
     
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