France deemed their ethnic conflict so extreme they had to redefine what “being French” meant. So whether you were Catalan, Basque, from Paris or Marseille…you were now just French. This made tracking and collecting ethnic data illegal and unconstitutional. So France doesn’t even know how big their racial problem is…
They’ve essentially institutionalized racism and created massive divides between urban centers and marginalized areas where these “2nd class citizens” live. Lacking a proper understanding of the situation has made allocating resources outside of law enforcement a non-starter, further dividing the groups and adding tension to an already unstable situation.
I remain optimistic about France’s future. Given its self-reliant economic system and strong demographic picture, they should be just fine
Zeihan goes on to explain that France did not based their economic system on globalization. And they did not integrate their economy into the EU. Thus they sacrificed some economic efficiencies due to that policy. As you know Zeihan says globalization will break down. So France will be less affected than others in the EU. And due to French neonatal policies, France has one of the healthiest demographics in the world going forward.