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Community to discuss Tibet issue in detail. Bringing out the problems faced and seeking solutions and support.
There is almost a unanimous opinion that Tibet should have its independence. But the rational question is, will they really be able to sustain themselves?
Personally I believe that Tibet should be an independent country. Rather than develop infrastructure and be like every other country in the world, it should focus on being a spiritual superpower.
When the world is in conflict between superpowers, border disputes and terrorism, Tibet should be a place in the world where one can simply go and find peace. It has a monk order and already established monasteries.
Open to all, world leaders should donate funds and money, in a gesture of goodwill and faith. Faith that the world can be peaceful and we can find a deeper meaning and purpose of life.
Much depends on how Tibet becomes an independent state. Does it gain its independence from China at the end of some side of negotiations, does it gain its independence as a result of some wider war, does it gain its independence via some other method? Different routes will lead to different outcomes.
An independent Tibet, in whatever frontiers, would be a very poor country in a strategically critical area. I would expect China to continue to be interested in the affairs of Tibet, even after independence--compare the British interest in Ireland.
Historically Tibet has always been caught between the two superpowers, India and China. Mostly one or the other held sway. I don't think that would change. Add the modern powers of Russia and the USA and it would be hard work to stay independent and have a successful economy.
The Tibetans would have to start paying taxes since apparently they don't and the Central Government compensates for it, around 90% of their expenditure.
They would lose all the Chinese investments planned in the future. It's a big sum. $46 billion since 2001. They would have to set up their own factories, mines, schools, etc. Basically they'd be at the level of Ghana and stuck between three powerful nations eyeing their resources.