What I recognize is that it was a very bad idea. Already past its time when it happened. Kind of the last hurrah of Nineteenth century European Nationalism -- and a particularly irrational, unworkable hurrah at that. ...as subsequent events have demonstrated. The place started out on artificial life support, and has had to stay there ever since. 'Doctor, we've decided. Pull the plug...'
Magnitude 4.2 quake strikes near Grand Coulee Dam in Washington (Reuters)
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