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From:Adam Walker <dreamertwo@...>
Date:Sunday, December 10, 2000, 3:43
>From: John Cowan <cowan@...> >Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2000 17:28:31 -0500 > >Yes. But some countries, notably including the U.S., never >recognized the incorporation of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia >into the U.S.S.R. in 1940. Since Taiwan has a country code >despite the fact that no country recognizes it as a country, >it's not improbable that lv, lt, and ee were pre-assigned >*there* (though not so *here*, I think).
NOT TRUE!!!! There are countries which recognize Taiwan rather than China. Most of them are small nations in Africa, Central America and Pacific Islands. The US Congress is urging more and more strongly that we re-recognize Taiwan. Taiwan has been supported by its alies for the last 5 years in its bid to re-enter the UN and will likely be admited to the WTO at the same time that China is admitted. Macedonia has signed a joint military cooperation document with Taiwan and is expected to officially recieve the Taiwanese ambassador very soon. Taiwan is and has been recognized by a handful of nations, and that hand full appears to be growing. Adam
>-- >John Cowan >One art/there is/no less/no more/All things/to do/with sparks/galore > --Douglas Hofstadter
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