Great question: when will the “Puerto Rico colony” expire?
The history of Puerto Rico has many parallels to the history of Hong Kong – which was a British colony for more than 150 years, from 1841 to 1997.
Precisely in 1898 – the year the US invaded Puerto Rico and Cuba – the British Empire countered with some empire-building of their own. They took over the New Territories…a huge land mass bordering the Chinese mainland, which includes 230 islands in the South China Sea.
This land mass is fifteen times larger than Hong Kong itself, and is roughly equal to the land mass of Puerto Rico.
In other words…in 1898, when the US grabbed an island empire in the Atlantic Ocean, the British countered with an island empire in the Pacific.
The British did this under the terms of a 99-year “lease,” much like the “leases” which the US will soon impose on Puerto Rico, through the…
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