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.
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...