Included in the causes of the American Civil War was a loss of faith by Southerners in the United States government. They felt outnumbered by the Northern politicians and bankers and consequently decided to remake the United States in a new , called the Confederate States of America.
Relatively recently Iraq and Afghanistan were/are immersed in turmoil over a number of divisive issues (religious conflict, tribal conflict, corrupt leadership, etc.) that prevents them from consolidating into true nation states. Various factions within these countries continue to battle against each other.
Do you see any comparison between issues that aggravated the relationship between Northerners and Southerners in the US before the , with issues that seemingly are contributing to civil strife in places like Afghanistan and Iraq and Syria today?