Sykes-Picot in WW1 and meeting of the Allied Heads of States during the Yalta Conference during WWII pretty much sliced and diced concurred countries as spoils of war. In Asia the Allies talked Viet Nam’s Ho Chi Minh into fighting the Japanese. After the war Viet Nam was handed over to the French.
Everyone likes to blame Reagan and Bush for all our Middle East problems and they actually believe that SE Asia was all about Communism….. Seriously… /sigh
Don’t even get me started on the history of our political parties…….. This is why I am beginning to think I need to become a Radical Moderate.