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April 17, 2017


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It probably all is on (3). There was a book written on the West Indies' federal period where the author speculated that had the WI not disintegrated then an inertia (fueled by civic education and the fact that it was the status quo) would have developed that would help glue the WI together (not necessarily all a bed of roses of course), and on page 36 of that paper you referenced, the authors note that public education has always played a major role in building national identity and could do so for Europe.

Had the WI had better politicos during 1955-1962 and gotten a few better breaks then the breakup of the federation probably would not have happened.

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