No, I'm not refering to the latest anti-Canadianism going on in the B(eautiful)US of A. (Actually that's all a cover for our special-ops... from the JTF2... who have been in Iraq for 2 months preparing the way for what was supposed to be a quick change of regime (and lube and filter). Yes, we have good Canadian guys running around in arab costumes getting very close to what has been considered good targets... and minimizing colateral damage. We also have troops working with American AWACs and on the ground with American troops. We also have ships off-shore in support of your wonderful men and women and what little troops we have left are still in Bosnia and Afganistan. So... next time you want to buy Maple Syrup or Molson's Canadian Beer... don't feel bad... we're here to help everyone. Have a good beer! What I wanted this topic to examine are the effects of boycotts on underdeveloped or developing countries. Here are some examples: North Korea. Here we see that some administration has had no boycott against giving the North Korean's money... 90billion in loans and grants... yet the country has had a boycott surrounding it concerning other essencials like paper, food, clothing and things like that. Any comments about this dilemma would be appreciated. Cuba. Here we see a small island nation surviving on what they can produce themselves because some administration has decided they are bad and they don't get products or raw materials from anyone in the world. I have confirmation, now, that Cuba has a 99% literacy rate and a very low crime rate. But, they are boycotted for some reason. And comments? Iraq. Boycotts against Iraq have been on and off. They get lots of money for military spending but no medical supplies or exchange teachers or food or whatever. No training. What's with this? Comments? I suppose there is a larger list of boycotted countries and it would be nice to have them all to do the best possible study on what effects boycotts have on a nation. In my opinion, boycotting turns a nation into a starved animal. It makes them want to fight. There is a natural tendency for them to want to expand in the hope of new resources. It makes them very aggressive. Even North Korea has come to the point where they threaten the United States with Nukes. Nukes built with American money. Curiousor and curiousor.