One will be a rise in regional groupings of which history may say the EU was the first, albeit highly imperfect example.
AGain, incorrect -- I would theoretically say that India is the first grouping of South Asian nations -- each state in India is culturally and linguistically (and in many cases historically) distinctive.
posted on 05/26/2009 3:37:04 AM PDT
(Ceterum censeo, Mecca et Medina delenda est)
I would theoretically say that India is the first grouping of South Asian nations ....
And therefore is still a Raj -- an Empire without the Empress of India and Defender of the Faith.
Which an enterprising enemy could attempt to screw with by fomenting internal regional and religious resentments, Hindu vs. Moslem, Hindu vs. Sikh, etc., etc.
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