Friday, October 13, 2006


I started wondering what happens when Belgium falls apart (IMO this is not a question of "if", but of course I might be wrong). Will both halves inherit a EU membership, and will they even want it? What are they gonna do about Brussels? Will the royal house remain with Wallonia or Flanders, or will they share? Can Wallonia balance its budget without Flanders?

I am also wondering whether this is currently the only separatist movement in the world where the ethnic majority wants to cecede from the ethnic minority. Can't think of any other example offhand.

Interesting how the kind of people who normally support every kind of separatist movements everywhere never speak out in support of this particular one. Might be just because the separatist movements that happen at the voting booths are not as exciting as the ones involving bombs and shooting.

In any case I hope both parts keep producing chocolate.

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