- Jan 2011
China is precisely the contrary of multiculturalism... It is a strong centralized state that basically creates a common "template" for everyone... as long as people accept that template they are fine... if not they are in trouble (ask tibetans or uighurs about it)where has multiculturalism been successful?
China- Orginally 18 different cultures- unified to form the longest lasting nation on earth.
Egypt was made stronger and more powerful thru the union of the cultures of the upper and lower nile.
The USA- the most mulitcultural nation in history- also the most powerful. Literally dubbed the "melting pot".
Britain had an empire as long as it had multicultural connections around the world. And it began when the Angles, Saxons, and Danes, and Welsh stopped thinking of themselves as separate cultures and all agreed to be One basic nation.
Rome started as one small tribe on the Tiber and came to embrace cultures all around the Mediterranean.
y'know- it looks like multiculturalism is pretty much the KEY to success thru all of human history.
In the next examples you are confusing empires that expand to take over (temporarily, for some longer, for some shorter) other cultures and impose their "world order"... The british empire never treated all of its subjects equally.... If the british empire had been an example of succesful multiculturalism it would still exist, for it was not defeated by external ennemies... The roman empire as already discussed would employ genocide when deemed convenient...
All empires have different cultures subjugated within them, the presence of which does not constitute multiculturalism... Otherwise we'd have to say to the mongols under gengis khan were a great success of multiculturalism...
The US has already been addressed .... it has a history of racism that cannot be denied.... and that ended only a few decades ago.... (in fact some claim it has not ended still)... so it is too early to trumpet success..... Not to mention that the wealth of the US is due to its abundant resources and favorable geography more so than any other factor....