The poor nations are standing up for their rights (see cover); and the 30th parallel may become the Mason-Dixon line for a worldwide reenactment of the "war between the states." The two antagonists are, roughly speaking, the northern developed world and the southern underdeveloped world. And the issue once again is slavery. Get ready for another North-vs.-South "war between the states," fought- over slavery. This time the battles won't be fought at Gettysburg, Vicksburg, or Bull Run. The new skirmishes may be fought anywhere from Saskatoon to Singapore, and the arsenal of potential weapons may range from prices in your supermarket to nuclear weapons. The two antagonists are, generally speaking, the North (the developed world) and the South (the underdeveloped world). This classic match-up may eventually heat up enough to displace the East-West square-off as the predominant ideological, political, and military confrontation on earth. In somewhat of a role reversal, it's the southerners who' are trying to free the slaves, which they consider to be themselves.
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