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    ...eastern Europe were responsible for the persistence of serfdom and the extreme oppression of the lower classes until World War 1 and the Russian Revolution.  And it culturally conditioned the populace to accept totalitarian communism.

    The Baltic states because of the traditon of the Hanseatic League and Teutonic influence always had a large Lutheran/Calvinistic Reformation influence, which made them more open to social change and mobility.  

    the historical lesson is clear.  The earlier and more pervasively a society frees itself from the Catholic (or Orthodox or any other authoritarian fundamentalsit religion) the sooner social and economic development can take place.  Compare Britain and Spain for instance, or Germany and Russia.

    "Reality has a well-known liberal bias" -Stephen Colbert (-6.38/ -4.21)

    by wonkydonkey on Thu Jun 08, 2006 at 09:11:55 AM PDT

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