Why might it not be just a rational result of differing demand or circumstances
Europe's current immigration policy is inadaquate
Acceptance of applications for asylum in Europe are disjointed between EU countries
"Europe's Boat People." Economist.
Differing acceptance rates are signs of disjointed policy and disproportionate burdens
Example: Germany's accepted 48,000, compared to France and Italy's 21,000 each.
"Asylum Statistics." European Union Eurostat.
Doesn't Germany have more jobs, and thus more demand? Moreover its bigger, and closer to eastern europe.
There are significantly more asylum requests into Germany than into other EU countries
Eurostat 2014 Asylum Requests. First Page. bit.ly/1B9Sx0g
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Outside of Quora Thread: An Lushan >100 years before the fall of Tang
Factionalism was responsible for the fall of China's dynasties
Factionalism was a factor in the fall of the Tang Dynasty