And language can be a funny thing, it can mean nothing or serve as a springboard for cultural identity/identification, literary romanticism and much nationalistic hoopla. Stuff like pan-slavism or bolivarian propaganda rearing its head can serve as current examples of a far from unique phenomena. Anyway, a number of countries in central asia have common elements in strong turkic cultural-linguistic roots - and domination/oppresion by the Russian/Soviet imperialism during a good part of 19th-20th centuries. While their current relations with Russia are quite friendly, it could certainly be turned upon its head depending on the vagaries of decades and politics, Yugoslavia making a bitter example of a group of people united in a common cause & identity that incrementaly smoldered toward implosion, hard, in the decades from World War I to the end of the Cold War.
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[Necro] What did the original Trinity lines get wrong, and what did they get right?