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The fact that the place resonates with the population to this day shows that 700 year old animosities lie just below the surface. To hold a grudge for 700 years means that something is going on, even if the level of violence is suppressed by the rulers.

Yugoslavia was a "success" because Tito kept on lid on things, not because he fixed them. Once the top of the pressure cooker was removed, boom!

I remain puzzled.

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---- Daily Landscape

by rdf (robert.feinman@gmail.com) on Fri Dec 14th, 2007 at 12:01:08 PM EST
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I know all about that. But it's not a grudge. It's their commemorative history. The USA has the same exact thing. The Turks do. So do the Greeks. So do many peaceful countries. The US has Bunker Hill, to give just one example.

I would contest this idea of a pressure cooker being removed causing the mayhem. It was not that which caused it. It was the division of land/property without any regard for a fair division among all ethnic groups. That's what caused it.

by Upstate NY on Fri Dec 14th, 2007 at 12:08:36 PM EST
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