Residents of a region withalso elect the politicians in . So central and regional politicians must fight for the same electors.
In the absence of communalist values, endemic central/regional conflicts must be expected. Wherever there is a regional legislature, the central government will seek to gain more and more control over it.
If disparate cultures are forced under the rule of a single political regime, then that self-proclaimedis better termed an . There will be continuous pressures to break up the empire, possibly violent at times.
Originally posted: August-2009; Last updated: 15-Nov-2010