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Artificial States

Reader comment on item: Nation-building in Afghanistan, Iraq Was Never Going to Work

Submitted by Reynald de Chatillon (Australia), Sep 21, 2021 at 01:53

It must also be stressed that Germany, Italy and Japan were, in 1945, ethnically homogeneous states, unlike Iraq and Afghanistan, which contained many different ethnic and religious groups. Iraq being essentially a colonial creation.


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Daniel Pipes replies:

I addressed this point in an update at https://www.danielpipes.org/20661/nation-building-in-afghanistan-iraq-was-never

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