Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Fact of the Day: Political Oasis

An oasis is an isolated space of vegetation and water in a otherwise desert climate. Travelers would often use an oasis as checkpoints, and thus they became important in political and military controls of such areas. 

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  1. Can be do or die so sure have to keep them protected by whoever wants control.

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  2. Can you imagine being stuck in one of these areas without the oasis.

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  3. I thought they were just mirages not real.

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    1. Surely you "JEST"????
      And here was I thinking that Canadians were far superior to Yanks in intelligence..............silly me!
      Colin

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  4. I bet the military and other groups would be around these places because they are of major importance. Funny that it isn't about oil or gold but water.

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  5. Definitely a good place, you can't go wrong with an Oasis.

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  6. Yes, makes sense/ Water means everything in the desert.

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  7. My recent trip to the Great Sand Dunes in Colorado gave me a hint of how welcome an oasis in a desert is. I never really thought about it, but of course, they would be politically and militarily important.

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