Part of the Estonian dis-ease is an inability to separate fact from fiction when it comes to national history and identity. Estonian nationalism, at its extreme, imagines a pure stream of Estonian blood, undefiled by other nationalities, resulting in the mantra ‘Estonia only for Estonians.’ Of course there are only a few who openly speak this nonsense, but many Estonians feel it. As someone who is half Estonian I can appreciate it, too. The psychologist explains it as an inferiority complex due to a thousand years of foreign domination, by Danes, Swedes, Baltic Barons and ...
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