Tuesday, May 22, 2012

This Day in History, May 22, 1990

First of all, I am sorry that I posted two events for the 21st and nothing for the 20th.  I almost decided to correct it yesterday, but I figured I would leave it.  I got confused on the dates, and I figured my blog readers would forgive me!

Today's feature concerns a country to which I have traveled--Yemen.  It was on this date in 1990 that North and South Yemen combined to  become the Republic of Yemen.  It has been an unsuccessful union.  They still seem like two countries--I can attest to that fact.  There has been much unrest as well as a civil war and a movement to become two countries again.

Why was I in Yemen--it was a short-term missions trip back when I was still married.  It is one of the good memories I have of my marriage.  It is an experience I am glad I had, but I do not plan to go back due to the country's continued unrest.

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1 comment:

  1. It seems like it never works out very well when two countries combine. Makes you wonder why they even try.


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