Minorities right to self determination

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Do middle east minorities have a right to self determination and/or autonomy?

  • Yes, these minorities have a right to self determination, but only within their current country. We

    Votes: 6 50.0%
  • What a country does with their own populace is not our business.

    Votes: 2 16.7%
  • We should actively support these minorities right to self determination and assist in their autonomy

    Votes: 4 33.3%

  • Total voters
    12
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Consider this situation.
  • A nation has 90% blue people, 10% red people.
  • The red people want to govern themselves, have full autonomy.
  • The blue people agree.
  • The red people try to set up their own state within that older nation.
  • The blue people refuse to give up their land and resources and such.
  • The red people are without a nation, without industry or resources, and are basically f***ed.
Even if someone says the red people should have full autonomy, what good will it do them? It gives them nothing, and loses them all the benefits of being a part of a nation.

Or you could charge in with guns blazing, and force the blue people to give up some land to the red people. This is basically theft. The result is a lot of blue people who hate you, and who hate the red people as well for benefitting from the crime. And of course, the moment you say that such an act is good, then you have no moral right whatsoever to object if anyone else ever does precisely the same to your own nation in order to grant land to some minority. Having established that there is no moral right to do it, that leaves the "might is right" idea, which is basically an invitation for everyone else to object through the same means.
 

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