Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
poliphilo

Here We Go Again

Once upon a time- not so long ago- there was a thing called the Austro-Hungarian Empire. There was also a thing called the Ottoman Empire.  In their time they seemed like they were going to last forever. Only they didn't. Then there was the USSR...

Super states are inefficient. Power is centralised and ignorant and unresponsive. Their populations resent them. When they go it's all of a sudden- as if the only thing sustaining them were bluff. One day they blot out the sun, the next there's nothing left of them but a cloud of dust.

Once the cracks appear there's nothing to be done to save them. As now, with the EU...
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