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blood and deportations and assimilation
Otherwise known as "nation-building"...

How much was it the aristocrats' doing?
My feeling is that the aristocrats often were a cosmopolitan anti-national force. Married into other noble families in other nations, split loyalties and so one, and maybe most importantly, the national idea was mainly pushed by the royal (ie central) power as a means of controlling and weakening the aristocrats and strengthening itself. At least here in Ultima Thule.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Sat May 23rd, 2009 at 07:42:50 AM EST
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