Mongolian Writing

Modern Mongolia has adapted remarkably in terms of its writing system. The split between Mongolia and Inner Mongolia began in 1921 when Russia helped the Mongolians push out the Chinese. Why didn’t they take the whole pie? I’m told it’s because Inner Mongolia was too close to Beijing for the Russian’s comfort, so they stopped […]

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The Ugly Side of Nationalism

Nationalism: Patriotic feelings, principles, or efforts. 1. An extreme form of this, esp. marked by feelings of superiority over other countries. 2. Advocacy of a political independence for a particular country. -From New Oxford American Dictionary. Every country has nationalism, but it’s when that nationalism teeters to the first sub definition that things become worrisome. […]

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