To be fair, I was kindof pulling your leg, too. Taking an obvious joke as if it were a sincere request for information.
This slicing and dicing of Europe in the 19th century didn’t work a whole lot better than the amalgamation of the 20th appears to be turning out.
It seems that “peoples” with different histories and cultures may indeed get along best when they maintain some separation from each other.
History? What history? No one has any history anymore. Its all McDonnalds, Coca cola, blue jeans, and iPhones everywhere you go.