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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2020 9:04 p.m. PST

"Before anyone goes typing "ASB", just hear me out first. There's a reason I put victory in scare quotes in the title.

So we all know Japan's position in Asia was basically Bleeped texted after Pearl Harbor and the attack on the US. We also know such a showdown was close to inevitable after the embargo and other sanctions. And we also know the reason why such a showdown was close to inevitable was thanks to the fact that the Philippines was an American territory at the time, placed inconveniently in the path of where Japan wanted to expand to, and Japan expected America to enter the war on the side of the Allies sooner or later.

So why not make American intervention less of a sure thing?…"
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Max Schnell12 Aug 2020 8:42 a.m. PST

ASB or asb may refer to:

Ashgabat Airport, IATA code ASB
Antisocial behavior
Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003, an act of parliament in the United Kingdom, called the ASB law
Asymbescaline, a psychedelic drug similar to Mescaline
American Saddlebred, horse breed
Apostilb, a unit of luminance
Alt.sex.bondage, a Usenet newsgroup
Alien space bats, a term used while discussing implausible points of divergence in alternate history
Asociación de Scouts de Bolivia
Advanced stop box, an area at an intersection reserved for certain types of vehicles.
Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Deutschland, a German charity
I never knew what ASB meant until now. Thanks.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2020 11:44 a.m. PST

(smile)


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