Interesting stuff.Jackal wrote:I don't doubt that your viewpoint helps you make friends with Romanians! You can call the map I posted all the names you want, but the fact remains that it is a tremendously important symbol to modern Hungarians, some of whom even wear necklaces of that map! There is no historical event more lamented by modern Hungarians than the Treaty of Trianon. For example, Hungarians hardly ever mention a thing about WWII, but they endlessly talk about Trianon!Nick wrote:Sorry, Jackal I have to contradict you. Your post about Transilvania/Hungary is the most authentic action of disinformation I ever seen in my entire life.
About Transilvania what can I say, there is no hate/frictions between Romanians and Hungarians. Greater Hungary never existed as a state, the map you posted there itâ€™s a Utopia land. Transilvania just like, Hungary, Slovakiaâ€¦. etc were PART OF THE THE AUSTRIAN EMPIRE which was transformed into the Austro-Hungarian Empire a compromise that Austrians made for various reasons, somewhere in the middle of 19th century. Greater Hungary is an idiocy OMG who wants the recreation of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in Europe in 21th Century? Maybe some d*ckheads. Itâ€™s like questioning the result of the American Civil War, was it right or wrong? No, it was wrong letâ€™s do it once again! Your post is not a lesson of history but a lesson of disinformation.
Who wants a recreation of those borders? Many modern Hungarians--that's who! Some of them don't even flinch at the thought of war (which I don't think is good, but it just shows how long European countries hold grudges...).
And Hungary previously controlled most of that territory in the early Middle Ages.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of ... iddle_Ages
The main point is that there is still a Hungarian-speaking minority in Transylvania who do not feel that they have all the rights that they should have. Perhaps most Romanians could care less about these issues, but they are extremely important to Hungarians. The Hungarians who live in Transylvania have a culture which is distinct from the Romanians who live there.
But anyway, I'm glad that you enjoy your life in Romania.
Perhaps you have heard of Timisoara? I wonder where it falls on the ethnic map? I had guessed it was Hungarian, but perhaps Saxon (German)?
Certainly, with no kings (e.g. Hapsburgs) to command loyalty, even small nationality groups should get full sovereignty. Transylvania, Prstina, others. No reason to create ethnic friction by drawing unnatural borders.
I remember reports of fifty Pentecostal Christians of Hungarian ancestry who were machine-gunned in Timisoara while joining hands and singing in public in 1989. Reportedly, outrage over their murder fueled protests against Ceausescu, who was soon overthrown and executed.
I remember this report clearly but can find no mention on the internet.