Where is the scientific, historic or empirical evidence that the greater the racial, ethnic, cultural and religious diversity of a nation, the stronger it becomes?
From recent decades, it seems more true to say the reverse: The more diverse a nation, the greater the danger of its disintegration.
The Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, Europe:
Ethnic diversity, after all, tore apart our mighty Cold War rival, splintering the Soviet Union into 15 nations, three of which — Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia — have since split further along ethnic lines. …
Ethnic diversity then shattered Yugoslavia into seven separate nations. …
Center-left and center-right parties are losing ground in European elections because they are seen as feckless in meeting what more and more indigenous Europeans believe to be an existential threat — mass migration from across the Med. …
Japan, South Korea, and Israel draw strength from keeping out the third world:
Japan’s population has ceased to grow, and each year brings fewer toddlers into its schools. Yet Tokyo resists the racial and ethnic diversity greater immigration would bring. Why, if diversity is a strength?
What South Koreans dream of is uniting again with the 22 million separated members of their national family who live in the North, but share the same history and blood.
This summer, in its Basic Law, Israel declared itself an ethnonational state and national home of the Jewish people. African migrants crossing the Sinai to seek sanctuary in Israel are unwelcome.
China and Myanmar fear Muslim separatism and are doing something about it:
[In China] Xi fears that the 10 million Uighurs of Xinjiang, as an ethnic and religious minority, predominantly Muslim, wish to break away and establish an East Turkestan, a nation of their own, out of China. And he is correct.
What China is doing is brutalitarian. But what China is saying with its ruthless policy is that diversity — religious, racial, cultural — can break us apart as it did the USSR. And we are not going to let that happen.
Do the Buddhists of Myanmar cherish the religious diversity that the Muslim Rohingya of Rakhine State bring to their country?
America is more than a propositional nation — it has been a nation of European people:
America has always been more than an idea, an ideology or a propositional nation. It is a country that belongs to a separate and identifiable people with its own history, heroes, holidays, symbols, songs, myths, mores — its own culture.
Again, where is the evidence that the more Americans who can trace their roots to the Third World, and not to Europe, the stronger we will be?
Britain is now stronger than it used to be, thanks to diversity?? What a joke.
Is the Britain of Theresa May, with its new racial, religious and ethnic diversity, a stronger nation than was the U.K. of Lloyd George, which ruled a fourth of mankind in 1920? …
Empires, confederations and alliances are multiethnic and multicultural. And, inevitably, their diversity pulls them apart.
The British Empire was the greatest in modern history. What tore it apart? Tribalism, the demands of diverse peoples, rooted in blood and soil, to be rid of foreign rule and to have their own place in the sun. …
Once wrecked, the West cannot be put back together:
If the establishment is proven wrong about greater diversity bringing greater strength to America, there will be no do-over for the USA.
Those who criticize the questioning of diversity as racist overlook the distinction between multi-ethnic and multicultural.