After the death of Shah Abbas in 1629, Persia began to see a long slow period of decline. In the late 1700s, a new group of Turks known as the Qajar Dynasty took control of the Persian throne. By 1925, the Persian Empire would be divided into a number of smaller nations.
The same fence that shuts others out shuts you in.
Texas has the legal right to divide itself into as many as five seperate states.