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Americans Exiled within America

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Posted By: DW626, 4/18/2021 11:55:47 AM

"Exile" conjures images of banished figures like Napoleon, who languished on the island of Elba, rendered powerless by isolation. Groups of people considered troublemakers also have been exiled from their lands. Diasporas of "undesirables" like the Jews have been a constant in the history of nations whose rulers wanted to be rid of what they considered indigestible elements. Exile within one's own country by a totalitarian regime has been less noted. For such an enterprise, we may look at Vichy France, which was under the thrall and control of a fascist political system imported by Germany but facilitated by French citizens.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: gam 4/18/2021 4:10:14 PM (No. 758723)
I certainly feel that way.
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