Austria-Hungary Jul 17, 2009 8:49:45 GMT 3
Post by sarmat on Jul 17, 2009 8:49:45 GMT 3
May be it was Serbian dominated the same as Austro-Hungary was Germano-Hungarian dominated. But the point is that both Austro-Hungary and Yugoslavia were trying to create a coherent "one, unified" identity of Southern Slavs.
Well. I don't think USSR is the best example to compare. But officially every republic within the USSR had its own official language. In any case, ethnic minorities are usually unhappy when their language is oppressed and doesn't have official status.
I actually like very much Indian example. Everybody doesn't feel
'"descriminated" and English and Hindi are becoming linguas franca naturally, not because of some violent enforcement but of natural necessity.
By 1917 Russia had 2 million POWs mostly Austro-Hungarians. And Romanian, Ukrainians and Italians were deserters as well.