By 1914, at the outbreak of the First World War, the Austro-Hungarian Empire had become unstable. The full story of how it got that way is beyond the scope of this article, but to put it simply, after 1867 the Hungarians gained control of parts of the Empire where there were not many Hungarians. This situation was greatly resented by the locals in the areas they controlled.
Today, the United States is likewise unstable. The lion’s share of what caused this instability is the minority sub-Saharan African population, which has an outsized role in influencing institutions and society. One can call this paradigm the “civil rights” regime. (more…)