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#571 brahm2

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Posted 15 January 2004 - 02:27 AM

QUOTE (Spency234 @ Jan 14 2004, 09:29 PM)
Is this... or is this not... the biggest thread in Xbox-Scene history??

nah, old-school contest threads got 1100++ replies. This is pretty big for general chat though.

#572 HiRoll3r

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Posted 15 January 2004 - 03:24 AM

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He outspent them. It was mostly a pissing contest, and Regan just kept on dumping money into the military

While we did outspend them, it was not by a wide margin. The military budgets cited by the USSR (about 30 billion) were always regarded as an extreme low-ball, with the US figuring that it was at least 10 times that amount. So, in the late 80's, we were outspending the USSR by *maybe* 40 billion, when our military budget was roughly $375 billion.

What brought down the USSR was Gorbachev himself. He realized that the Communist party in Russia was too corrupt, and that they were hurting the russian people by not participating in the new global economy. That's why perestroika was initiated soon after he took office, and the USSR collapsed soon thereafter.

And Reagan was still an idiot (mind you, not Bush-The-Lesser level of idiocy)

Edited by HiRoll3r, 15 January 2004 - 04:06 AM.


#573 Colonel32

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Posted 15 January 2004 - 05:35 AM

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What brought down the USSR was Gorbachev himself. He realized that the Communist party in Russia was too corrupt, and that they were hurting the russian people by not participating in the new global economy. That's why perestroika was initiated soon after he took office, and the USSR collapsed soon thereafter.


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This thread should be gone but everyone of age to vote should look into some of these issues and place and educated vote - Our govt is militarizing space and setting back human rights at an amazing pace and for the sake of future generations everyone needs to try and curb this hegemony.

Go look into party platforms and decide what you agree with before you vote

#574 HiRoll3r

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Posted 15 January 2004 - 02:15 PM

Agreed, I'll let it die wink.gif

It's gotten waaay off topic as it is, and I'm sure we'll end up continuing these sorts of discussions as November gets closer.

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Posted 22 January 2004 - 06:02 PM

If we catch Osama right before November, Im revolting against this government.

go green

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