sussex2 said:Belgium is hardly one country being split between those speaking French and those speaking Flemish, and trust me the two sides do not get on.
sussex2 said:In fact quite of lot of our neighbours do not have one single language for the entire country; Spain has at least four languages, one of which is spoken by more people than the entire population of Finland and Norway put together, and it is not Spanish which is spoken by more than 400 million people.
The French language as we know it was only introduced totally a few decades ago.
A lot of EU countries, in fact most, are far less centralised that the UK.
Don't forget the German minority in the east, who keep themselves to themselves, which is perhaps understandable.