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Tsar Alexander

While I won’t say either way what I think about the morality or economic practicality of their decision, the fact that increasingly local and state government officials want to take on the federal government, is another sign that collapse is on the way.

The same thing happened in the USSR in the late 80’s (especially in the Muslim republics), where increasingly local party bosses challenged a Moscow that was ruled by an inept but well meaning reformer (Oba—Gorbachev).

It will be interesting (in both good and bad ways), to see where these kind of things lead…..