September 27, 2008

Many Friendly People

One of the most enduring and romantic myths about Transylvania is the idea that everyone worked together and in harmony. There were many groups and they all got along, working together.

Great Myth.

It was Yugoslavia. These days though it is still part of Romania with mostly Romanians living there. Hardly any Germans, Hungarians, Gypsies, Jews or any other group who lived in the area for centuries.

Thanks World War Two for that. Also thank the First World War and mostly any power which wanted the area. Each time a new power came, they changed the power of the people, and one or two would have more rights then the others.

Yes there were many a friendly people, and still are, but not the way it used to be.

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