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  •  Interment camps in WWII were almost the same thing (4+ / 0-)

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    •  Wiki: origins, Russian, US, Spanish, US British (7+ / 0-)

      Russian Empire established three concentration camps for Polish rebel captives in Poland in the 18th century, during the Bar Confederation rebellion .

      United States possibly for Cherokee and other Native Americans in the 1830s

      Spanish military in Cuba during the Ten Years' War (1868–1878) invent the term reconcentrados (reconcentration camps)

      United States used them the Philippine–American War (1899–1902).

      British operated such camps in South Africa for interning Boers gave The English term "concentration camp"wide use  in Second Boer War (1899–1902), building a total of 45 tented camps built for Boer internees and 64 for black Africans. Of the 28,000 Boer men captured as prisoners of war, the British sent 25,630 overseas. The vast majority of Boers remaining in the local camps were women and children.

      The Germans used concentration camps in German South-West Africa during the Herero and Namaqua Genocide between 1904 and 1907. The camp at Shark Island, Namibia was of the nature of an extermination camp.

      "Are you bluish? You don't look bluish," attributed to poet Roger Joseph McGough, for the Beatles' Yellow Submarine (1968).

      by BlueStateRedhead on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 05:41:06 PM PST

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