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kleinbl00  ·  92 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu To Be Indicted On Corruption Charges

She's certainly charming. At the same time, there are fewer people in New Zealand than there are in Alabama... and about as many people in New Zealand as there are in British Columbia. National politics when your country is a disappointing prime-time TV audience can be a lot more agile than when you're stretched across six time zones.

lil  ·  92 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You're right. New Zealand is not a major force in the world. But it is a member of the commonwealth.

    The Commonwealth comprises 53 countries, across all continents. The members have a combined population of 2.4 billion people, almost a third of the world population, of whom 1.26 billion live in India, 220 million live in Pakistan and 94% live in Asia and Africa combined.

So maybe she can exert some influence there.

kleinbl00  ·  92 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I had NO IDEA India and Pakistan were considered Commonwealth nations.