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  •  Plenty of states were created recently. India/ (3+ / 0-)
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    Pakistan split is the most obvious example of a state created on religious lines. The same goes for more recent states such as South Sudan and Kosovo. And more or less every state was created for a specific ethnicity. So I don't see how Israel is any different.

    •  Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo. (1+ / 0-)
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      Orthodox, Catholic, Muslim, Muslim.

      Numerous former Soviet Republics defined on ethnic and religious lines. But not Tibet, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang, northern Nigeria, Chechnya, and others.

      Eventually we all have to learn to live with others and accord each other basic human rights. I recommend the delightful little book, You Can't Say You Can't Play, by Vivian Gussin Paley.

      Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

      by Mokurai on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 09:51:30 AM PDT

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      •  Most Soviet republics were split on ethnic lines. (0+ / 0-)

        In fact, I can't think about any that were created on religious lines. I agree with your larger point.

        •  The Soviet republics split on ethnic lines (0+ / 0-)

          are predominantly Muslim. Several of the independent successor states are quite explicitly Muslim. See also Chechnya.

          Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

          by Mokurai on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 12:42:20 PM PDT

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          •  Yeah, in many cases ethnic and religious lines (0+ / 0-)

            overlapped. And Chechnya is a good example of an important role of religion. But there were no purely religious splits like the one in India/Pakistan.

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