johnwcowan17 days ago
Your history is horseshit. "Longest surviving empire"? Please. The Holy Roman Empire lasted from 962 to 1804, and its two successor empires brought that down to 1918. The Roman Empire lasted from about 100 B.C. to 1453. The Chinese Empire is three thousand years old and still kicking.
As for "proper ethnic identities", there's nothing proper about them. Every nation on Earth is composed of MUTTS. We are the descendants of the wretched refuse of your teeming shores, and we have done damn well internally. Even if we lost all our external empire (which would suit me), we'd still be nearly continent-sized.