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Many post-independence separation movements focused their rebellions through taking control of provincial and regional governments in their areas. And more money is borrowed to stave off imminent catastrophe. But such an integration is not intended to achieve consistency or to solve social conflicts. The conflicting and contradictory demands to which Third World governments were subjected made long-term, rational planning very difficult.

As colonial territories gained independence, they entered a world threatened by the confrontation of two world industrial powers, armed with weapons of mass destruction. With the best land reserved for export crops and natural resources sold off at discount rates, their ability to feed themselves declines further while environmental degradation proceeds apace. But I think that this difference nevertheless corresponds to certain centres of gravity of individual functions.

Success, however, was not a foregone conclusion. There is a strong demand for internationalisation of economies, allowing the now dominant forces of capitalism increasing entry into, and influence over internal economic activities. And thus it became possible continuously to hone and refine legal techniques. In Indonesia, the overthrow of President Sukarno and the installation of Suharto as President of the country in seems to have been a consequence of just such activity.

Against this some critics then hold e. It is only possible to optimize such demands, that is, to balance them into a state of but partial satisfaction. In the last twenty years there have been a number of important changes in international and regional politics around the world. On the contrary, because political conditions continued to deteriorate, the President ordered the formation of a Constituent Assembly to draft a new constitution. These attempts were generally unsuccessful.

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This nation-state reorganisation started in Western Europe in the late eighteenth century and spread outwards over the next two hundred years to engulf the rest of the world. Yet most public law specialists are not interested in empirical studies. The subsequent histories of postcolonial states, in large part, reflect attempts to adapt Western nation-state organisation to their territorial and ethnic realities.

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