(Original post by ArthurOliver)
"even today," key words.
There are no long lived substantially multi-ethnic/racial/religious states. None! Not one without a self-consciously dominant culture has survived into our era for any measure of time.
Contrast England. Japan. China.
I'm three up just for naming 3 of my faves.
You make me laugh.
England? What 'English Culture"? Do you mean a Southern or Northern Culture? An upper class culture, or a lower class culture? And England has been continuously invaded or ruled by foreigners whose culture became dominant. So do you speak of a pre-Indo-European Culture? or a Celtic Culture? or an Anglo-Saxon culture? or a Norman Culture? or a Franco-Aristocratic Culture? or a Germano-Victorian culture? What dominant culture do you choose.
Japan? 65-55 years ago the Japanese were so assured of their Homogenous ethinicity/race that they were commiting atrocities against half the world.
China? China was been multi-ethnic for the past 800 years. Two of the last three Imperial dynasties were non-Chinese. Under the Manchus China reached its greates borders. Under the Manchus China's culture was a Hybrid of Manchu-Mongolian and Chinese elements. Then when the Manchus were expelled, the new republic collapsed and China was plagued by civil war and defeat in wars against Japan. Then let us not forget Communist rule, and the greatest part of that was the cultural revolution, in which the Chinese systematically destroyed their own culture.
AO, you better stop backing up your unfounded ideas with a less than GCSE History examples.