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one might consider that the modern state Italy is a relatively young one...


In the years after the roman empire fell, there were the Lombards, which made the Popes call the Franks (more germans) for help and basically created the Papal state, but later the city states like Genua or Venice, did they care about something called Italy? I doubt it. It would be interesting to know if a Michelangelo call himself Italian? I dont know, did Marco Polo call himself italian? I dont know...


I do know however that anyone in Europe that claims to be pure descendant of state that existed 2000 years ago is simply wrong. In Europe with mass imigration for thousands of years, there aint not such thing as pure...

I totally agree. I can't understand how people can base their theories on ethnicity/race in 2006.

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