I'm not pro invasion (one country occupying another) in any way shape or form. But if looking for a positive, a residual run off, that has occurred as a result of a situation like this, one thing instantly comes to mind ... food.
I'm currently in Vietnam, and the one thing that is blatantly obvious to me is the French influence on food, particularly baked goods.
(Yes of course, there are many other things, but to me, food is universal, so that is my chosen topic).
I'm not trying to belittle something as serious as an invasion. As mentioned above, I'm against it. What I am saying is this. Wouldn't it be wonderful if wars were fought with food. No, I don't mean hurling custard pies at each other. What I mean is, a battle of the taste buds.
One thing that we can all be thankful for is the variety of food that we have (no matter where we are in the world). All types of food has made its way into many different countries, and we all are better off because of it. And I do mean all of us, even those still banging the racist drum. If only they could realise that they are completely contradicting themselves by jettisoning the idea of people coming from other lands, to theres. Because I know full well that they do this whilst drinking their Italian coffee, or sipping their French wine whilst playing with their Chinese made smart phone of choice, using apps that were probably developed in India.
I will probably always bang on about universal things like food (and music obviously) but that's exactly my point. For these are the types of things that bring us together ... as it should be.
So no matter where you are in the world. Enjoy your food, be kind to one another.
Food fight anyone ... ?