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Seems to me you are mixing a couple of unrelated things. Empires, and their assembly and disassembly, do not depend on liberal democracies.

The failure of the wealthy to support liberal democracy is, if you ask me, a tactical error; they refuse to acknowledge that the peasants will eventually revolt.

The collapse of empires is probably due to economics. It is doubtful that the UK make a net profit from India over that 250 year long project, for example.

by asdf on Sat Aug 31st, 2019 at 04:18:31 PM EST
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