ViewsAsia by Cartoon Movement-US for February 28, 2011

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    CorosiveFrog Premium Member almost 13 years ago

    The olympic curse; every time an authoritarian regime hosted the olympics, it didn’t suvive ten years after;

    Berlin, 1936, nazis fell in 1945 Sarajevo 1984, Yugoslavia collapsed in 1991 and war ensued Moscow, 1990, Regime collapsed in 1989-1992

    I wonder where China will be in 2018…

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    walruscarver2000  almost 13 years ago

    Froggy, Hope your right, but these chains have a way of breaking. For the longest time the candidate for president with the longest name won. Then, for good or ill, Goldwater lost to Johnson. I wish the future was that easy to predict.

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    CorosiveFrog Premium Member almost 13 years ago

    I don’t mean anything supernatural. Maybe we remember shortest names better and that’s a psychological advantage.

    As for olympic games, the reasons don’t seem to be the same from one occurence to another. Maybe having the olympics or any other big, worldwide event brings social changes in a place. In Montreal, Expo 67 gave a huge boost to Quebec nationalism and just 13 years later, it came very close to seceeding. Also, modern olympics are very expensive. They can add to a country’s debt.

    Those are just two of the things that come to my mind right now.

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