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Can all the races of Midkemia continue to co-exist harmoniously and autonomously

From: Raymond E. Feist
Date: 25 April 1996

The dwarves and elves get along with humans for two reasons, 1) there are plenty of intelligent hostile races on the planet to mess with so there's no need to go looking for trouble with peaceful neighbors 2) they live in places where humans, basically, don't want to go.

Remember, you can't compare a culture that's basically homogeneous (humans, no matter how varied cultures get) with alien species, no matter how much they look "sort of like us."

Midkemia isn't Earth and the Kingdom has plenty of political neighbors to mess with (Kesh, Queg, the Eastern Kingdoms) without creating conflict with the elves and dwarves as well.

Now, individual humans, dwarves, and elves have had differences in the past, just like individual people get cross with one another.

Best, R.E.F.

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