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Why Homeland?

Postby BigJon@Work » Fri Jul 14, 2006 12:17 pm

Why was the word homeland selected to describe the securing of our domestic lands? Whenever I hear the word I think of German nationalists or some Soviet era propaganda piece. Why the heck did that word pop to the front instead of domestic or interior or something more military/bureaucratic in nature. Homeland was a word that was never used within my hearing to describe the US before Sept. 11.
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Postby bignaf » Fri Jul 14, 2006 12:21 pm

I hear ya. the Soviets didn't use homeland much. more of mother Russia.
but Germans did use The German Homeland(s) a lot.
do you call any room in your house the Living Room? that should remind you of Lebensraum of the Nazis... :)
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Postby Serenity » Fri Jul 14, 2006 5:02 pm

How about "The Fatherland"? (Or is it "The Motherland"?) Actually, "patriot" comes from the greek/latin root for "of the father's land".
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Postby jamiebk » Fri Jul 14, 2006 5:25 pm

Ma Vlast!

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Postby bignaf » Fri Jul 14, 2006 6:17 pm

O Patria mia!

interestingly, in German it's Fatherland, in Russian it's Motherland. why?
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Postby Shapley » Sat Jul 15, 2006 5:03 pm

I"m sure Freud would have something to say about the Russian fixation on motherhood. :D
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