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Old 04-05-2019, 10:41 AM
 
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How do you think this would turn out? Do you think it would work and this new nation would become an African Superpower?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzvMHu-_FjE
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Old 04-07-2019, 07:05 AM
 
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Odd, I just watched that video myself before you posted it.

It's interesting, but how come I haven't heard of it before this video? I'm also wondering what the pull is to bring in a country like South Sudan? It just seems like the problems there might be more hassle than bringing it in. I could see the draw with the others though. I am a bit curious how they'd handle Swahili though. Tanzania has practically made Swahili into the main language and I've heard there isn't much English used anymore. Whereas some of the other countries (Uganda, Kenya) have very strong English - and Rwanda's been actively pushing English over it's previous French.
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:29 PM
 
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Odd, I just watched that video myself before you posted it.

It's interesting, but how come I haven't heard of it before this video? I'm also wondering what the pull is to bring in a country like South Sudan? It just seems like the problems there might be more hassle than bringing it in. I could see the draw with the others though. I am a bit curious how they'd handle Swahili though. Tanzania has practically made Swahili into the main language and I've heard there isn't much English used anymore. Whereas some of the other countries (Uganda, Kenya) have very strong English - and Rwanda's been actively pushing English over it's previous French.
That is an interesting question. I'm not sure it could be functionally bi-lingual.
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Old 04-07-2019, 10:28 PM
 
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It won't happen. Politicians are not going to be willing to hand over power and this massive region isn't going to unite like that. Granted this has actually been a long time idea, but it has never gone anywhere.

There are many proposed federations and unifications, but they never go anywhere. This is the same thing.

It's still fun to think about though. Maybe someday in the future more countries will consolidate, but I just don't personally see governments willing to dissolve or lose some of their power to create another government. Especially this region you are asking about, it isn't stable enough.
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Old 04-09-2019, 01:58 AM
 
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It won't happen. Politicians are not going to be willing to hand over power and this massive region isn't going to unite like that. Granted this has actually been a long time idea, but it has never gone anywhere.

There are many proposed federations and unifications, but they never go anywhere. This is the same thing.

It's still fun to think about though. Maybe someday in the future more countries will consolidate, but I just don't personally see governments willing to dissolve or lose some of their power to create another government. Especially this region you are asking about, it isn't stable enough.
I agree with you. People do not give up power that easily, particularly once attained.
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