In the 1980s, I used to pray for the reunification of East and West Germany; today they're one nation state on earth. I’m still waiting for a similar union of North and South Korea. The issue of Taiwan should also be resolved either by reunification with a democratic China or should be given membership of the UN as a sovereign nation state.
Anyways, the division of Sudan into North and South is a separate case as both regions feel themselves different linguistically as well as religiously: the North is Muslim and Arabic while the South is Christian and sub-Saharan. I can’t say if they could be reunified again one day... but, as a character in my novel, The Terrorland, says in fact many countries are going towards disintegration and then reunification as a part of the globalization process.
For the governments and rebel groups in different parts of the world – especially Kashmir, Nagaland, Tripura, South India and Balochistan regions of India and Pakistan – there is a lesson in the proclamation of independence of a new country in Africa. Negotiations, dialogue and ballots can solve problems without going through pain or standing trial in the International Criminal Court. (Image via Google)