maybe in the short term to pacify the population or at least keep it neutral and give it a common goal to strive for but in the long term its goal is to assimilate the conquered people.
Conquest was the fashion of the day.
Ireland has neither successfully assimilated into the British state as Wales and Scotland have
There are Scots and Welsh who would punch you for the mere thought and others who'd shrug their shoulders, same in Ireland.
As one Scotsman i met said to me, " you have it lucky, youz aren't stuck on to the bitch". Maybe not PC but he had a point, I think?
I see it as just their unique position and circumstances and only temporary.
:) Long live the E.U :p
I find many similarities between Poland and Ireland and virtually no differences,
I agree, except different ideology behind the take overs.
It’s a bit more complicated in Russian case but it sure holds true when it comes to the Germans.
Ok, i see where you are going with this, my point was about communists.
The German conquest could be seen as similar.