Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Civ'ed, Oct 26, 2014.
Probably due to the Austrians.
I'd say it's more likely when they abandoned their runic script and adopted the Latin alphabet, which was considerably before Lajos II died in a swamp after the Battle of Mohacs.
A beta version:
Charles Murray, "Human Accomplishment. The Pursuit of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950", 2003.
Concentrations of significant figures in the USA until 1950:
Compared to concentrations of Jewish congregations in 2010:
I'm sure I've seen a map of that sort on here before...
EDIT: Yes, here it is
Also, what's a 'significant figure', and who decides on them?
Check here: https://www.gwern.net/docs/2003-murray-human-accomplishment.pdf
From Appendix 2 ("Construction of the Inventiories and the Eminence Index"):
Also according to this book Europe and North America are responsible for 97% of entire global scientific achievement between 800 B.C. and 1950:
And here Murray's map for Europe but only in period 1400 - 1950 (without the previous period 800 B.C. - 1400):
He observes a significant rise of Jewish significant figures only after year 1800 (except for Jewish musicians):
Illegal drug trade
^Kosovo seems curiously empty
The Swedish word for church is perhaps best pronounced as 'Churka', with 'Ch' as in China.
Well, that's what I thought, but then kirche was mentioned and that ends in a similar sound loch.
They're used to determine the accuracy of a measurement.
Baltics don't belong in Europe
Funny how Polish word is from Medieval German, but German word is from Ancient Greek.
Sorry but in south-eastern part of Lithuania (area with Polish majority) there should be "zegar" as well:
These maps always show this Hungarian enclave in Romania, but never Polish areas in Lithuania and Belarus.
Apparently we need more parades like this below, to remind the world of existence of lithuanian Poles:
Link to video.
I am pretty sure that we don't.
Have you even watched it? And if so, then why don't we?
The situations are not comparable, or at least don't seem to be. Wilno is a multicultural city - the Polish population in it is about 20%. Meanwhile the Hungarian parts of Romania that are singled out on the map are Hungarian majority areas - at least I am under the impression that they are. And a minority and majority are different... so..
The whole countryside around Wilno is over 50% Polish, though. Have you bothered to take a look at the map?:
And so is the entire area around the city of Wilno (the city itself was more affected by post-war deportations).
In the map below "A" is area with Polish majority today ("B" and "C" - areas with Polish majority in the past):
Not enough majorettes.
Domen, well perhaps you have a point. But it still does seem that the Hungarian speaking parts of Romania are a majority - both in the urban sense and rural. Am I wrong about that? If not, it does seem to be a different scenario.
Separate names with a comma.