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« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2014, 08:17:52 pm »
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Something which has interested me is Nationalism's relationship to the left-right political spectrum. We all know that is a very simplistic way to schematize ideology, but it's not without its benefits. To me, it seems like Nationalism emerged on what was the left in the late 18th century, but over the 19th century moved to the right, until by World War 1 nationalism was obviously a right-wing position. I'd be interested in hearing your take on why that happened (if you agree with the premise of course).
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« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2014, 02:47:47 pm »
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Bouncing off your answer on Algeria, was there any chance of a France-Algeria solution mirroring that of Spain and Morocco today (a few coastal enclaves like Oran being part of metropolitan France, the rest being part of an independent Algeria)?
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« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2014, 03:51:51 pm »
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Hamster, sorry I haven't gotten around to a serious answer to your question, will post tonight.

Snowstalker: I don't think that was ever seriously proposed.  It would have had some really bizarre implications on French politics, though: over a million pieds noirs in electoral areas without Metropolitan French voters to cancel them out.  I could well see Oran going 80% for the FN in a modern election in that setup.
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« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2014, 09:38:59 pm »
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In your view, why has the Saudi government, i.e. the House of Saud, not been overthrown, and replaced by a more modern government, one in which a family does not own the country?

The family, in essence, owns all the wealth.

Is it because the government keeps the citizens in a good standard of living?

The days when a family rules a nation is a concept from the middle ages.
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