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Making Minorities History: Population Transfer in by Matthew Frank

By Matthew Frank

Making Minorities heritage examines some of the makes an attempt made by way of eu states over the process the 1st half the 20th century, less than the umbrella of overseas legislation and within the identify of foreign peace and reconciliation, to rid the Continent of its ethnographic misfits and challenge populations. it's largely a learn of the idea that of 'population move' - the concept that, with the intention to build good and homogeneous geographical regions and a
peaceful overseas order out of them, nationwide minorities can be relocated en masse in an orderly means with minimum fiscal and political disruption so long as there has been enough making plans, bureaucratic oversight, and foreign help in place.

Tracing the increase and fall of the idea that from its emergence within the past due Eighteen Nineties via its Nineteen Forties zenith, and its geopolitical and historiographical afterlife through the chilly warfare, Making Minorities historical past explores the old context and highbrow milieu during which inhabitants move built from being firstly considered as a marginal suggestion propagated by means of a handful of political fantasists and severe nationalists into a suitable and a 'progressive' device of kingdom coverage, as
amenable to bourgeois democracies and Nobel Peace Prize winners because it was once to authoritarian regimes and fascist dictators. as well as interpreting the making plans and implementation of inhabitants transfers, and specifically the diplomatic negotiations surrounding them, Making Minorities background seems at a
selection of alternative proposals for the resettlement of minorities that got here from participants, enterprises, and states in this period of inhabitants transfer.

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