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Mar 21 17 3:46 AM

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The Clash of Civilizations (COC) is a hypothesis that people's cultural and religious identities will be the primary source of conflict in the post-Cold War world.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clash_of_Civilizations

In particular,
Huntington divided the world into the "major civilizations" in his thesis as such: The Eastern world is the mix of the BuddhistChineseHindu, and Japonic civilizations.
[list=disc] The Buddhist areas of BhutanCambodiaLaosMongoliaMyanmarSri Lanka, and Thailand are identified as separate from other civilizations, but Huntington believes that they do not constitute a major civilization in the sense of international affairs. The Confucian civilization of China, the KoreasSingaporeTaiwan, and Vietnam. This group also includes the Chinese diaspora, especially in relation to Southeast Asia. Hindu civilization, located chiefly in IndiaBhutan and Nepal, and culturally adhered to by the global Indian diaspora. Japan, considered as a society and civilization unique to itself. The Muslim world of the Greater Middle East (excluding ArmeniaCyprusEthiopiaGeorgiaIsraelMalta and South Sudan), northern West AfricaAlbaniaBangladesh, parts of Bosnia and HerzegovinaBruneiComorosIndonesiaMalaysiaPakistan, and Maldives. The civilization of Sub-Saharan Africa located in Southern Africa, Middle Africa (excluding Chad), East Africa (excluding Ethiopia, the Comoros, Mauritius, and the Swahili coast of Kenya and Tanzania), Cape VerdeGhana, the Ivory CoastLiberia, and Sierra Leone. Considered as a possible 8th civilization by Huntington. Instead of belonging to one of the "major" civilizations, Ethiopia and Haiti are labeled as "Lone" countries. Israel could be considered a unique state with its own civilization, Huntington writes, but one which is extremely similar to the West. Huntington also believes that the Anglophone Caribbean, former British colonies in the Caribbean, constitutes a distinct entity. There are also others which are considered "cleft countries" because they contain very large groups of people identifying with separate civilizations. Examples include India ("cleft" between its Hindu majority and large Muslim minority), Ukraine ("cleft" between its Eastern Rite Catholic-dominated western section and its Orthodox-dominated east), France (cleft between Latin America, in the case of French Guiana; and the West), BeninChadKenyaNigeriaTanzania, and Togo (all cleft between Islam and Sub-Saharan Africa), Guyana and Suriname (cleft between Hindu and Sub-Saharan African), Sri Lanka (cleft between Hindu and Buddhist), China (cleft between Sinic and Buddhist, in the case of Tibet; and the West, in the case of Hong Kong and Macau), and the Philippines (cleft between Islam, in the case of Mindanao; Sinic, and the West). Sudan was also included as "cleft" between Islam and Sub-Saharan Africa; this division became a formal split in July 2011 following an overwhelming vote for independence by South Sudan in a January 2011 referendum.


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Turno

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Mar 21 17 8:04 AM

It seems legit to me.
The only strange thing is to see Bosnia and Albania in the same category of Somalia, Yemen and Indonesia

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alcol zero

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Mar 21 17 8:58 AM

Turno wrote:
It seems legit to me.
The only strange thing is to see Bosnia and Albania in the same category of Somalia, Yemen and Indonesia

I read the book and the actual map is slightly different, not too much.

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The argument he makes about ex Jugoslavia is actually more nuanced and he makes a case for a hybrid sort of societies in particular with respect to Bosnia whereby he acknowledges the Serb (Orthodox) and Croat (Western) influences too. However he points out how during the Balkans war of the 90's each party involved was referring to a "sponsor", each belonging to the relevant civilization: Bosnians received help from the Saudis and other Islamic countries, Croatia from Germany, Serbia from Russia.

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Hainix

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Mar 21 17 9:34 AM

It's pretty accurate. But I'd argue Greece is western AND orthodox, China is Sinic AND Buddhist and Japan is Japanese AND Buddhist.

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