chapter  II
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Majority–Minority Problems in Modern States and Nations and Strategies for Dealing with Th em

There are many kinds of minority identities, even in the most solid nation-states, but most of them do not result in con icts, and even when they do, most are not violent. But practically all modern nation-states have experienced con icts in the past between communities of people with distinct identities of one kind or another. As we have seen, these could be ethnic, religious, regional, linguistic, tribal, or even between competing nationalities.