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Liberation

“So, is the war over now?” “More or less. We’ve liberated most of the territory. Soon it will be in our total control.” “Who had occupied it?” “Nobody. It’s just that the locals were trying to break away from our country. Perhaps agents from enemy powers manipulated them into trying such an awful thing. We’ve been united for so many centuries. It’s unacceptable to allow such a large land to be stolen from us.” “Who was trying to steal it from you?” “The people leaving there. They wanted to be independent, but how can we allow it? They have always been part of our country and always will be.” “You say so, but countries are born and die, too. As time goes on, cultures and peoples appear and disappear. Ten thousand years ago none of the states of today existed.” “No, they didn’t, but neither did other states exist in the region. Our history was a slow process of growth and unification. After a while, we became a large and powerful entity that could generate a great culture and civilization. It’…