What associations come to your mind when you hear someone mention Eastern Europe?
Feel free to mention anything at all, even if not related to politics. I would actually love to hear detailed stereotypes, especially coming from people outside of Eastern Europe. Seriously, no judging. Very first things that your mind associates with Eastern Europe, please type in this thread. The less you can include the usual "oh they fashy and nationalistic trash" and more you can include cultural, pop-cultural, geographical, historical and such elements, the more I'll appreciate it. Of course you could mention politics, but keep it at minimum. Posting pictures you associate with Eastern Europe will be interesting too. Thanks in advance :ˇ)
furthest east I've ever gone is berlin, would definitely like to check out a few of those countries and not just cause "gommunism lol lets take a selfie with a lenin statue" but to actually see what it's like and see some architecture and museums from various ages, not just communist times what comes to mind is how lots of people there are fucked over by neoliberalism
Practical, hardworking, a little bit too prone to petty thefts.
Otherwise pretty much the "Life of Boris" channel.
Slavic stronk I stand in solidarity with my Slavic brothers as I too am a slav
Fucken loved the place when I was on holiday round there, cheap and great beer cheap and great food, what's not to like
Kek, looks like what i'd imagine russia in 1917 to look like.
My homeland, cheap alcohol, sexy women and lots of fist fights
counter-revolutionary anti-jew hence karl marx calling us racial trash. we hold onto the old ways - with this one weird trick jews everywhere hate us
Home. The best doctors(Balts). Best lasers(Balts) Best cars(Czechoslovaks and Romanians). Best food(Poland) Best software (Bulgaria). Lots of potential.
wasted potential should be at the top. our simple yet altruistic nature made us the first to fall to jewry; slavs are too good for this world
didnt mean to greentext, fuck
“Until its complete extermination or loss of national status, this racial trash always becomes the most fanatical bearer there is of counter-revolution, and it remains that. That is because its entire existence is nothing more than a protest against a great historical revolution. … The next world war will cause not only reactionary classes and dynasties, but also entire reactionary peoples, to disappear from the earth. And that too is progress”.
I'm somewhat interested in the region. I think of muh vodka but I also think about Russian.
In what way? There are many developments going on in eastern europe. For example, our lumpenprole culture is this "cigs, vodka and addidas dress" stuff, but our high culture can also feature stuff like pic related.
Back to the geography class with you.
home end my life
Time to commit suicide. Like, right now.
eastern europe can be ex USSR and ex USSR satelite states. Hungary, Poladn and the Checz republic are still closer in multiple ways to Russai than they are to germany and Austria.
Always cold and wet, really old cars that constantly break down, turbo folk, tough grandmas, people are scamming each other all the time, not afraid of climbing a really tall building without protection, really good at science and the usual adidas, cigarettes, alcohol and fights.
Yes, I'm a bit ignorant of actual eastern europeans and have mostly a caricature on my head, but hey you asked for it.
Booze, Most beautiful girls in the world, wasted potential, nolstalgia, future home
Arguably the most classcucked region on Earth, because they still haven't realized that the considerable majority of them have worse living standards than they had at 1989.
You are a goddamn illiterate idiot. Look at election results, google some statistics. People here want communism, it's just that majority of human race are brainlets.
ahh man when you were in berlin did you see the big statue of a soviet soldier cradling a baby, driving a sword through a shattered swastika?
amazing statue. when i was a young antifascist we traveled to germany to visit it and lay roses infront of it.
Das deutsche Reich war dem Sieg so nahe! Das größere Preußen hätte den Osten mit deutschen Arbeitern bevölkern können. Warum? warum Russland, warum Österreich Ungarn? warum hast du alle versagt?
I don't know which statistics you're talking about, because most of Eastern Europe doesn't even have communist parties anymore. Unless you mean surveys, in which case I know, they often say these peoples prefred communism, want it back etc., but if they really wanted, they would fight for it, or at least vote for it, or at least start a fucking party that can be voted for. Instead they're in a state of stasis, exactly like the rest of the world, which largely doesn't want communism either.
The entire world is imbecilized by capitalism, yet the region that actually knew an alternative and could improve on it does nothing either.
I get mad every time someone say Greece is western europe.
There are bunch of communist parties that aren't allowed to operate by the crapitalist governments, besides if people were to elect a communist government it would either be invaded or blockaded like Venezuela.
It is near impossible to become communist unless there is communist super power helping out. Sadly for, for example China is capitalist.
A remarkable 72% of Hungarians say that most people in their country are actually worse off today economically than they were under communism. Only 8% say most people in Hungary are better off, and 16% say things are about the same. In no other Central or Eastern European country surveyed did so many believe that economic life is worse now than during the communist era. This is the result of almost universal displeasure with the economy. Fully 94% describe the country's economy as bad, the highest level of economic discontent in the hard hit region of Central and Eastern Europe. Just 46% of Hungarians approve of their country's switch from a state-controlled economy to a market economy; 42% disapprove of the move away from communism. The public is even more negative toward Hungary's integration into Europe; 71% say their country has been weakened by the process pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2010/04/28/hungary-better-off-under-communism/ The most incredible result was registered in a July 2010 IRES (Romanian Institute for Evaluation and Strategy) poll, according to which 41% of the respondents would have voted for Ceausescu, had he run for the position of president. And 63% of the survey participants said their life was better during communism, while only 23% attested that their life was worse then. Some 68% declared that communism was a good idea, just one that had been poorly applied. balkanalysis.com/romania/2011/12/27/in-romania-opinion-polls-show-nostalgia-for-communism/ Glorification of the German Democratic Republic is on the rise two decades after the Berlin Wall fell. Young people and the better off are among those rebuffing criticism of East Germany as an "illegitimate state." In a new poll, more than half of former eastern Germans defend the GDR. spiegel.de/international/germany/homesick-for-a-dictatorship-majority-of-eastern-germans-feel-life-better-under-communism-a-634122.html Roughly 28 percent of Czechs say they were better off under the Communist regime, according to a poll conducted by the polling institute SC&C and released Sunday. Only 23 percent said they had a better life now. More goods in shops, open borders and better cultural offer are considered the biggest successes of the system that was installed after 1989. On the other hand, the voucher privatisation, the worsening of human relations and work of the civil service are its biggest flaws, most Czechs said. politicsforum.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=145614 A poll shows that as many as 81 per cent of Serbians believe they lived best in the former Yugoslavia -"during the time of socialism". The survey focused on the respondents' views on the transition "from socialism to capitalism", and a clear majority said they trusted social institutions the most during the rule of Yugoslav communist president Josip Broz Tito. The standard of living during Tito's rule from the Second World War to the 1980s was also assessed as best, whereas the Milosevic decade of the 1990s, and the subsequent decade since the fall of his regime are seen as "more or less the same". 45 percent said they trusted social institutions most under communism with 23 percent chosing the 2001-2003 period when Zoran Djinđic was prime minister. Only 19 per cent selected present-day institutions. balkaninsight.com/en/article/for-simon-poll-serbians-unsure-who-runs-their-country Reflecting back on the breakup of the Soviet Union that happened 22 years ago next week, residents in seven out of 11 countries that were part of the union are more likely to believe its collapse harmed their countries than benefited them. Only Azerbaijanis, Kazakhstanis, and Turkmens are more likely to see benefit than harm from the breakup. Georgians are divided. gallup.com/poll/166538/former-soviet-countries-harm-breakup.aspx