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To: TsonicTsunami08

Hehe! Austria is a funny thing, since there is -historically- no real Austrian identity. I am living in southern Germany and someone from Vienna is ethnically much closer to me than someone from Berlin i.e.. The national identity of Germany is also quite young. Born in the 1870/71-war against France. The “small” German solution of a Germany without contemporary Austria was a controversial matter in both countries. Hitler used that difficult situation for his -devilish- intentions in 1938.

Even today the German question is still in dispute among some Austrians. After the German reunification the German magazine “Der Spiegel” made a survey among Austrians. 38% were for a merger with Germany back then.

Nevertheless nobody that is not insane would question the contemporary boarders.

But this has really absolutely nothing to do with the Ukraine today.


19 posted on 03/01/2014 1:36:26 AM PST by European Guest (De omnibus dubitandum)
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To: European Guest

This is a touchy thing, this Ukraine.

Being ethnically split as it is is a large part of the issue. Half the country want’s to ally itself with Russia, the other wants to distance herself. This is a civil war more than anything else. I don’t think you could go to war for “the Ukraine” right now because the country doesn’t quite know right what it is itself. A partition seems in order. Much of the country seems to welcome the Russians in as big brother protectors. I would not send my troops in to “defend” Ukrainians from a Russian incursion that so many of them see to be rooting for.


21 posted on 03/01/2014 5:09:38 AM PST by FAA
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To: European Guest

European borders are not so sacrosanct as every one believes. They have changed many times throughout history and they will change again for sure in the future.


26 posted on 03/01/2014 7:20:46 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: European Guest

Austria - Still trying to convince the world that Beethoven was Austrian, and that Hitler was German.


33 posted on 03/01/2014 11:24:31 AM PST by dfwgator
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