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This is AMAZING. As someone whose history is a stateless society, I found this very relevant. Importantly, its focus on decentralized structure is even more powerful as a basis of challenging both former African empires that took from the peasants to sustain hereditary lineages + colonial invaders who forced states on stateless societies. Really liked this video.
I was reading this US-centric, China-fear paper which saw dependency as the major threat countries face. But in retrospect, centralization is in my opinion far greater a threat than dependency: Weaponized Interdependence: How Global Economic Networks Shape State Coercion.
This is why Lemmy exists – to grown community. If you check around, there are a lot of questions with excellent answers. Most people here are very supportive.