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I thought it was illegal for US citizens to visit Cuba - still. Well, let's just say that Germany lost Sudetenland in WWI - whether those lands were taken away from Germany fairly or not is another question. But Germany lost those territories in a war, and that's the end of it. Germany signed the Treaty of Versailles that finalized the borders of Europe after WWI. German move into Sudetenland was a clear violation of the terms of its surrender in WWI.  Russia, on the other...
First off, if you really conducted such a referendum - which is obviously just for this academic discussion - most likely the overwhelming majority would not want to join the US - for various reasons. I grew up in the mothership that spawned the Cuban revolution, and I am not talking out of my arse here. Secondly, the US has no territorial claims to Cuba (hopefully), so this example is just a bad rhetorical comeback on your part. Let's admit this and move on, shall...
You seriously do not think that the citizens of Cuba would unanimously decide to join the US, do you? I hope this was just a bad rhetorical comeback. 
That's the whole point. The vote should have been held in the UN to allow the Crimeans to decide their destiny by a referendum. Obviously, there was not a chance the UN would ever endorse such a referendum. By all polls, if such a referendum took place, the overwhelming majority of Crimeans would vote (or would have voted) to join Russia. However it's a moot point now that Crimea is taken over by a show of force. You can blame Putin or you can blame incompetent US...
That's not the point. The question was about territorial contiguity (or lack thereof) and how it relates to a legitimate claim to a certain territory.
Crimea wa not always separated from Russia. Even now, it's separated by a narrow straight. The Russian Empire included the modern day Ukraine, so there was no separation from Russia. It's true that 200 years ago, the native population of Crimea was not Russian but was rather Crimean Tartars, which themselves were a collection of different ethnicities under the control of the Ottoman Empire. The State of Hawaii is separated from mainland U.S. by thousands of miles, and...
Crimea was historically Russian until Nikita Khurschev (the former First Secretary of the Ukrainian Communist Party) gifted it to Ukraine when he became the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the USSR. By all international standards, that "gift" was not legitimate, but no one cared when a Soviet dictator took territory from one Soviet Republic (Russia) and gave it to another Soviet Republic (Ukraine). Most of the population of Crimea hated that decision, but...
Can I get a Volt in a GM version without a cross plastered all over the car? Can we keep religion out of the car business?    Or, can I get the religious symbol of my choice on this car, perhaps as an alternative to the cross? 
You should be able to add your former "master" account to Internet Account settings in iOS and OS X as another account and turn on Contacts for that account. This should allow you to have shared contacts on devices that have individual iCloud IDs set up as primary iCloud accounts. You can also turn on email under this formerly master" account to have a family email account. There's no need to keep Calendar or reminders enabled under that account anymore because those are...
Called a local car audio shop and put a deposit on the last remaining unit. Then, started reading up on this model. FM/AM radio is available - that's good. Backup camera connection is available - the guy at the car audio shop says he doesn't know if my car camera connector needs an adapter, but he said he could make one. The backup camera will function as factory unit does. Absence of Bluetooth is bad - I don't understand this decision. If the phone is not plugged...
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