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Scots Whae Hae [Apr. 22nd, 2015|10:22 am]
Tony Grist
I'm thinking Scottish independence is inevitable now. The SNP looks set to sweep the country and all the established parties are going on about how the Nats mustn't be allowed to have any say in British as opposed to strictly national politics and how Nicola Sturgeon is the most dangerous woman in the world- thereby insulting and denigrating the Scots and making them even bolshier than they were before.  Personally, I'm not longer sure what the Union is meant to be for- and if the Scots want to live in a pocket sized socialist Utopia I don't see why they shouldn't (actually i rather fancy living in one of those myself.)  I think small nations are the future. We're seeing it all over; the empires and federations are under internal pressure- and likely to bust apart. I don't expect the UK to last out my lifetime- or the European Union. As for the United States and China as presently constituted, well, I'm pretty ignorant about conditions on the ground- but I keep getting these reports...

[User Picture]From: glitzfrau
2015-04-22 10:17 am (UTC)
The historic Rus is not co-extensive with the modern Russian Federation, though. The current state is expanding.
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[User Picture]From: matrixmann
2015-04-22 10:32 am (UTC)
It is not, but it is base part of modern Russia and a base part of Eastern Europe.
The Baltic states try to deny this, try to declare themselves to be Europe while they have only partly been European, and treat their Rus inheritage like unpleasant dirt as well as those people which were declared or which declare themselves to be part of this inheritage.
Ever heard of that people with a Russian passport which always lived in that area are 2nd class people there? They're not allowed to vote and they're treated like Non-citizens?
Ever heard of Nazi culture being more cherished in the Baltic states than the far longer routed Russian culture?
Ukraine tries to go the same way (again), but this time they meet local resistence on this way - maybe also due to the means the forces now in power also picked as getting into this power.
The resistence is the sign of a part of the population saying "our roots are in there and you can't take this out of us!"
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