March 31, 2009

Can you tell me? Transylvania and Dracula

True or False?

Dracula was born in Transylvania

True or False?

The German Saxons of the area did not like him, and wrote negatively about him.

True or False?

The West has a more negative view of him whereas in the East, such as Russia, the view is more positive.


Why do you think that the Transylvanian Saxons viewed Vlad Dracul in such a negative light?
I think it is because he was a leader with whom they did not identify and that their culture was different than that of Vlad's. Perhaps there was the issue of money, which caused friction between the merchants and Vlad...

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