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[–]thefirststoneThat's my purse! I don't know you! 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

To achieve this, the non-globalized peoples were to be divided along ethnic lines and held ideologically.

I get it, but I see this happening inside, also. Seems like the EU is going to end up breaking Italy and Spain, maybe more, along old ethnic kingdom lines in order to ensure the Westphalian states can never secede. They learned the lesson of the War of Northern Aggression, and they won't repeat it.

I think it's vastly simpler than the author makes it out to be, because this is how empires always worked. Only now the supposed home rulers are the ones paying tribute.

Why don't they write an article explaining that, instead of this obvious shit?