Historical regions used as nationalities

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Historical regions used as nationalities

Postby tim.willis1685 » Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:46 pm

I've noticed that a "Prussian" nationality is beginning to be used. [[Category:Benda, Franz|See Benda]]. Perhaps there should be a discussion on how and to what extent historical regions should be used to categorise people before it is implemented. My opinion is that is it probably too complicated and potentially too politically sensitive. If Prussian is allowed, then categories should be made for Saxony, Silesia, Bohemia, Moravia etc etc. Taking Benda as an example; he was a native Czech speaker, born in Bohemia which was then owned by the Austrian Hapsburgs. The larger part of his musical career was spent in Berlin, then capital of the Kingdom of Prussia. So we could say Benda's nationalities are Bohemian, Czech, Austrian, Prussian and German but is this really necessary?

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