secession movements

The World Has Secessionist Fever

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

If the secessionism epidemic is to someday expire, then its causes will have to be addressed. And what are they? Secessionism appears rooted principally in issues of national identity — ethnicity, religion, race, language, culture and “the mystic chords of memory”. As more and more people identify themselves by who they are, and are not, secessions of people from each other will continue. These are not inconsequential matters. In 1939, the question of whether 300,000 Germans in a Polish-controlled city, Danzig, should be restored to German rule led to the worst war in the history of the world. In June 1945, the U.N. had 50 members. It begins 2020 with 193.