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I like it. It means you can be away for several days and still follow a thread because only 2 people have posted.
Well that was harsh.I think you should bite the bullet and give credit where credit is due. You can point out (reasonable suspicions of) ulterior motives, but opposing something you like just because someone you dislike now likes it too, is childish, if not pathetic.
To be frank, there were occasions when I didn't pay full attention to what the teacher was saying.I learned functions and to translate Ancient Greek and Latin to modern Greek, in high school, among many other interesting subjects, in a variety of fields. It seems that Hungarian education is lacking.
Very short and un-academic answer, no. Even a region that has managed to remain somewhat ethnically homogenous in a very diverse and tumultuous place such as Republika Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina, sees "intrusions" into the drawn border. What causes this might very often be marriages and relations across borders, historic migrations or refusal to leave their native home despite it having gone through drastic change. (Such as Christians or other non-muslims residing in the Middle East, at times very isolated)Is it even possible to carve states in a clean way that does not cause this problem? It looks like you always have to keep some 'similar' people out and 'different' people in because people don't spread out so rigidly
Did you take African studies in uni?The "real" complaint about european statebuilding in Africa and Asia is that they put together these provinces and flared up or even created ethnic tension in order to maintain control. Then when independence movements happened the colonisers completely withdrew and didn't even attempt to try and resolve the tensions, resulting in these states with irreconcilable antagonisms between whichever ethnic group worked closest with the colonisers and whichever ones that didn't.
For general postcolonial rhetoric in the west this has been simplified down to "they drew borders without respect for ethnicity" which is exactly what the colonisers would have liked to believe, because it excuses them of starting many of these conflicts in the first place, and essentialises the problems as just part of the scenery in Africa and Asia.