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Diversity Is A Stupid Idea
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shakuhachi



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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2005 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mithridates wrote:
Since no-one has responded to my request for more detail, I will assume that the bit about less diversity is just a bit of bewailing.

Looks like some countries have found ways to make diversity work.


Mithridates, I couldnt think of a worse example of 'successful' diversity than the one you gave, India. India is regularly wracked by Caste, racial and sectarian violence, caused by its over abundance of diversity. Simply posting a list of languages spoken in India is a shallow treatment of a complicated issue.
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bucheon bum



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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2005 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

on the other hand, it has been a stable democracy since its independence. Not many former colonies can say the same. Just look at its neigbhors, Pakistan and Bangladesh. They wish they had the political stability India has had. Nepal too. I wouldn't throw out Mith's example that easily.
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mithridates



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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2005 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aside from Kashmir (not an internal issue anyway) my first thought was "Not bad for twenty-three official languages and independant only since WWII".
Besides, I could think of much worse examples. Nigeria. That was easy.
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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2005 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mithridates wrote:
Aside from Kashmir (not an internal issue anyway) my first thought was "Not bad for twenty-three official languages and independant only since WWII".
Besides, I could think of much worse examples. Nigeria. That was easy.


How 'bout that diversity in Sri Lanka?
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