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Capitulations

Posted by [email protected] on April 9, 2014 at 9:55 AM

a colonial practice. The plural makes the difference. A colonizer imposed on its colonies certain limitations on their national sovereignty. Great Britain, for instance, imposed a parallel consular court system on Egypt so British citizens could not be tried in Egyptian courts. The USA uses similar capitulations for countries that accept US military bases on their national territory to protect US soldiers, the base, or US business in the host country. It now seems, protection of the base includes espionnage. NSA - a capitulation?

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