What is your response to this article about violence in...

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

My response is that this shows how harmful colonialism was.  The country of Iraq only exists because Britain created it.  It put together all these people with different tribal loyalties and religions and eventually made them into one country.  The people of Iraq still seem not to see one another as fellow Iraqis.  Instead, they seem to divide themselves by ethnicity and by religion.  So long as this is the case, it will be very difficult to have a peaceful and unified Iraq.  It would not be easy to do this, but I think that it would be better to have a split Iraq, or at least one with a strongly federal system so the various groups don't have to try to coexist so closely.