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It's a history of misery.

We need to go back to look at the Balkans prior to Romantic Nationalism, also the Ottoman Empire before the beginnings of dissolution, and especially Cyprus before the threat of independence arose in the 1950s.

You have people getting along really well despite ethnic and religious differences. I will not say linguistic differences, because even the peasants were polyglot back then.

Pretty sad to see people so easily turned against their own interests.

by Upstate NY on Mon Jun 7th, 2010 at 10:04:54 AM EST
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