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On The Cantonization Of The United States

Some time ago I wrote about the cantonization of India [1] were large states were breaking apart based on the separatist pressures within them, a process I am keenly interested in in general [2].  Yet this process is an ongoing … Continue reading

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A Cautious Welcome To A New Nation: Bougainville

From 1988 to 1998 there was an immensely deadly but nearly entirely obscure Civil War fought in Papua New Guinea that cost from thousands to tens of thousands of lives.  The civil war itself was lamentable if somewhat predictable.  Bougainville’s … Continue reading

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So What Happens Now: After The Brexit

Last night after I got home after my customary relaxing evening reading, I was treated to the sight of many of my friends writing and sharing posts about the Brexit poll.  For those who do not pay attention much to … Continue reading

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Having Your Cake And Eating It Too

Today, for some reason, I did something I do from time to time. In looking at the plans and ideas and speculations for EU enlargement, I came across the stories about various secession movements within Europe and how they dealt … Continue reading

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The Cantonization of India

The word canton, as a noun referring to a district of a nation, is best-known in the context of the Swiss cantons, which form the basis of the Swiss Confederation to this day. A complicated and organic history of these … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal For A Plebiscite To Resolve The Status Of The Republic Of Somaliland

Proposal: We hereby resolve to fix a date, as soon as possible, for an internationally supervised plebiscite throughout the territory of Somaliland to determine the will of its people to either remain as part of Somalia de jure or to … Continue reading

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Today In History, On February 12, 1947, The Burmese Made A False Peace

On February 12, 1947, before Burma won its independence, General Aung San of Burma [1] made an agreement with the Kachin, Chin, and Shan minorities that promised them a plebiscite to determine if they wanted to remain part of Burma, … Continue reading

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On The Right Of Revolution

An astute and active reader of my blog should recognize and ponder the enigma of my selective support of separatist movements.  It is fair to ask whether my particular stance on the right of revolution (or secession) depends purely on … Continue reading

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Somaliland Update: Ideas Worth Spreading, A Long Walk, Silanyo Speaks, Friendly French

Thanks to some timely updates from Somaliland247, one of the blogs that I pay a lot of attention to, I have a few updates to share with my readers today on what is going on in Somaliland. Today’s update is … Continue reading

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New Country Watch List

Thanks to some online sleuthing I found a person who, like me, has a very powerful intellectual interest in de facto states (though it would appear as if English is a second language) [1]. So, today I would like to … Continue reading

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