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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Yes, the EU did not come about as a result of an accident of birth.

The problem with nationalism is that it is many countries are historical inventions, just as abstract as the EU if you want to look at it objectively. Fortunately nationalism tends not to encourage that style of analysis.
Do you not mean "Unfortunately" in that sentence?

For me the basic problem with nationalism is that it so frequently ends in war. There has not (so far at least) been a war between two EU member states in its 60 years, something that you couldn't say very often in the centuries before.
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