20 January 2007

Dominance and subordination

Itching for Eestimaa, a site about Estonia, has an interesting discussion of the psychological aftereffects of the dominance of Russians over Estonians during the period of Soviet rule. One could probably make similar observations about many ex-colonies, but the Soviets were more thorough than most empire-builders at destroying the self-pride and confidence of the peoples they subjugated.



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