posted on 08/04/2011 3:14:50 PM PDT
To: joan; Smartass; zagor-te-nej; Lion in Winter; Honorary Serb; jb6; Incorrigible; DTA; vooch; ...
posted on 08/04/2011 3:21:03 PM PDT
Croats (Catholic), Serbs (Orthodox) and Bosnians (Muslims) all speak the same language. They hate each other with a burning passion. With the exception of Poland, Yugoslavia had the worst ethnic violence during WWII of any country. Solution, segregate, build fences, let people develop a sense of security.
Germany and France had 3 major wars over a period of 70 years (Franco-Prussian 1870, WWI 1914, WWII 1940) over disputed territories of Alsace-Lorraine/Elsass-Lothringen. Finally, one side of defeated, settled borders were created and France/Germany have been partners now for decades (under American protectorate).
The ethic mixing is a huge part of the problem in the war torn parts of the world, the Middle East, Africa, Pakistan/India/Afghanistan.
The West took centuries to sort this out. Central Europe took WWII to sort it our. The Balkans, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and South Asian are still sorting this out. It ain't pretty and it ain't gonna get any prettier.
posted on 08/04/2011 9:02:21 PM PDT
by Jabba the Nutt
(.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
The true ethnic cleansing in xYugo perpetrated by the Croats, aided by the US....shame! I remember it so well
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