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GUEST,dáithí BS: Cultural genocide (607* d) RE: BS: Cultural genocide 04 Jun 15

Thanks Teribus - I am aware of all the other examples of British imperialism that you mention; in response to the original poster's question, which was about examples of countries that had attempted cultural genocide I simply highlighted one example which was among the worse (in my view)in this region but am well aware of the historical situation across the British isles generally.

Keith suggested that because Ireland does in fact still have a culture (music, art, literature, language) my point is invalid. However, the occupiers of Ireland did pass laws banning the things I mentioned which is surely an indisputable example of attempted cultural genocide. The question posed was about countries that had attemted cultural genocide, not whether they had succeeded - and the fact remains that this was attempted in Ireland over many centuries and whilst not entirely succesful, nonetheless left a deep scar on the culture of the people there.

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