Well, the current “Western” view that they should all be forced together is, from what I’ve encountered, based on worldviews set in place by politically charged literature/research from an earlier era, which (chose to) fail to understand the actual facts on the ground and historical facts. Same as dumping Croatia and Slovenia into the Balkans, because, like, it’s convenient and kinda partly geographically (slightly more) and culturally (way less) true, but it used to be true since Yugoslavia was mostly a Balkans country. It was so easier to understand things when the situation was outwardly uniform and some appear to struggle so much with that to try to change the world to suit their understandings/beliefs. Culturocide for the sake of convenience will never be cool.
There’s the German way, then there’s the Czech/Slovak or, better yet, the Scandinavian way which is somehow ignored in the discussions. Insistence that nations should choose for whatever reason to follow one approach and not the other because it’s more convenient for some third parties isn’t cool either.
Sorry, I know too much about that specific subject not to ramble on. Thanks for the info! Guess they’ll have to find something slightly out of the center.