Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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The Louisiana Purchase

... wasn't a real estate deal.  It was an agreement between empires about who got to commit genocide in a given area, without challenge from other empires.  The legal repercussions of this continue today, as for example, using violent force at Standing Rock to trample people's rights yet again.
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