Today, there are rumors that Assad is seeking refuge in Cuba, Ecuador, or Venezuela. This is apropos, as I am introducing a new series on this blog-- Exile Destinations.
For a while now, I've wondered what country is the favorite of deposed dictators around the world. I am going to look at every country's leaders from 1975 to the present and track the countries they escape to. I am going to guess that France will end up on top. Here we go. This is today's installment:
- Afghanistan- Pakistan 1x, U.S.S.R. 1x (As an aside, being Afghanistan's leader is a bad idea; you often end up executed and/or castrated in public. Ouch.)
- Albania- 0
- Algeria- 0
- Andorra- 0
- Angola- 0
- Antigua & Barbados- 0
- Argentina- Spain 1x
- Armenia- 0
- Australia- 0
Tally thus far: 1x = Pakistan, U.S.S.R., Spain.