december memories / 31

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)

31st December, 1902 : Venezuelan President Cipriano Castro has agreed to abide by any ruling of the Hague Tribunal over the violent international dispute which has paralysed his nation this month. Venezuela seeks removal of the British and German fleets from its harbours, plus the dismissal of debts allegedly owed to these two nations. Both European powers will appear before the Hague tribunal to demand payment of these arrears. The crisis dates back to 1899 when railways owned by Europeans were taken over by Venezuela.

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One Response to december memories / 31

  1. Mouser says:

    You three – get off your backsides, sober up and start posting. The holidays are over and the world is waiting.

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