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Breaking up is good to do

“Southern Sudan is just the beginning. The world may soon have 300 independent, sovereign nations ... and that's just fine.”

“It is less likely that [states that are internally diffuse and often intentionally unevenly developed] will gather the competence, capacity, and will to become equitable modern states than that they will continue to inspire resistance to the legacies of centralized misrule.”

The way to create a peaceful and borderless world is, ironically, by allowing ever more nations to define themselves and their borders.”

 - Parag Khanna is a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation. See his article for Foreign Policy magazine here.

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