Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
My only quip:

Decolonization has imposed artificial states on underlying populations and created national identities.

In the same vein, we could say that European states are artifical states imposed by feudal/absolutist rulers or post-war imperialist peace dictates on underlying populations, some of which created ntional identities, others forced pre-existing national identities on a far from completely identical underlying population.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Wed Dec 14th, 2005 at 05:53:30 PM EST
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