Belgium has divided and decentralized itself almost out of existence

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Series Details 26.03.16
Publication Date 26/03/2016
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Belgium is no longer a nation-state in any functional sense, but rather a 'federation' of three different regions (Flanders, Wallonia and Greater Brussels) and of three different 'linguistic communities' (Dutch, French and German).

'Belgium' is now, arguably, just an intermediate stage on the way to a regularly predicted and yet never fully realised political separation.

So how, exactly, has it come so close to the point of simply ceasing to exist?

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