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It didn't take that long to recover from the Spanish, French, British, Austrian, Ottoman or Russian empires.

Economics is politics by other means
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 20th, 2011 at 04:34:34 PM EST
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If there is a replacement in the wings - say a European Union - then maybe. Otherwise I'll go with JakeS for 8 or 9 figures.

aspiring to genteel poverty

by edwin (eeeeeeee222222rrrrreeeeeaaaaadddddd@@@@yyyyaaaaaaa) on Mon Jun 20th, 2011 at 06:57:20 PM EST
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Not sure about that. If you combine victims of African civil wars you get a rather large number.
by Jute on Wed Jun 22nd, 2011 at 03:07:38 AM EST
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And longer time. Other longer-term effects of these imperial collaspes were the Balkan Wars, partially the Lebanon and Iraq civil wars, the WWII-era Central European ethnic cleansings, the Pakistan/India wars. Though the death toll relative to the total population is still much less and the timescale is still far shorter than for the Roman Empire.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Jun 22nd, 2011 at 04:22:08 AM EST
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