In a message dated 5/29/99 12:57:18 AM Central Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
I'm not absolutely sure about this..but I think that Japan discovered gunpowder a loooooong time ago. They supressed it. The reasoning was that their culture was based on the Samurai....swordsmen. A swordsman is not much good against a gunman.
Later of course they ran up against a culture which had not suppressed gunpowder and were dogmeat. The moral of the story being survival of the fittest. Fittest being the biggest boys with the biggest toys...
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