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    East Timor - the country no-one wants

    I've visited West Timor and never ever wish to return but East Timor .... interesting article here > https://interactives.stuff.co.nz/201...-no-one-wants/
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    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1111876/

    I remember the invasion and the murders of the journalists back in 75 .... this movie retells the story pretty well.

    The country has had a tragic history during my lifetime - the Indonesian army atrocities against the local population during their occupation were extensive.

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    This place is a goldmine. A big source of cheap labour and abundant natural resources right on our doorstep, and in time a potential emerging market as well if we can cultivate stability and growth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon View Post
    This place is a goldmine. A big source of cheap labour and abundant natural resources right on our doorstep, and in time a potential emerging market as well if we can cultivate stability and growth.
    Don't tell China. Would make a strategic base for invading Oz. 55
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    ^ They've got the cheap labour anyway, and as for the base, they've already settled on New Zealand 55.
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    Funny I was just browsing through news feeds and came across this. Oz building a military base on Manus.

    https://www.news.com.au/technology/i...355fbc4b55381a
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon View Post
    ^ They've got the cheap labour anyway, and as for the base, they've already settled on New Zealand 55.
    That's true although NZ has belatedly legislated on further settlement.
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