FANDOM


Oer, Benkarnell made two flags for the Morea awhile back and I was wondering if you don't mind we use one of them. They can be seen at http://althistory.wikia.com/wiki/File:Moreos_flag83dd.png and http://althistory.wikia.com/wiki/File:Moreos_flag_blue83dd.png; at the time we went with the blue one because the leader of the Golden Dawn (the former-ruling power of Greece) is more Ancient-Greek Reconstructionist than East-Roman Reconstructionist, but I suppose to distance itself from its main rival, the Hellenic Republic, it might go with the red-and-gold standard. Mr.Xeight 19:02, September 4, 2010 (UTC)

I emailed you the other day, I was looking up Mihaloliakos and the dude is a Nazi. Pre-WW2 I could see him gaining enough of a following to take over, but after WW2 I don't see any National Socialists gaining much ground.I especially don't see one becoming king. It would make more sense for a staunch monarchist to take power rather than a nazi. Oerwinde 22:08, September 4, 2010 (UTC)

Tsakonian

As it turns out, there are other Hellenic languages other than Greek; something I was shocked to find out about. One version, Tsakonian is spoken in the Peloponneso and is spoken by alleged-descendants of the Spartan Politia. It might be interested if during the Mihaloliakos-Administration Tskanoian and any other Hellenic language in the state were elevated to equal status in the Despotate and actually encouraged to learn by the people of Lakonia/Tsakonia. I can see Mihaloliakos actually forcing gynasium and lyceum schools to teach Tsakonian as a secondary language (and perhaps Ancient, Koine and Medieval/Byzantine Greek). English and French, the two most taught languages in Greece nowadays, will probably be "discouraged" (and by that I mean the state'll bully the schools to stop teaching it) from being taught, and during the years of survival and reconstruction there won't be a reason to teach them since no English-or-French speaking country will be in contact with the Peloponneso. Mr.Xeight 19:12, September 4, 2010 (UTC)

A little bit of research and it seems that Tsakonian is spoken in an extremely small area by very few people, I could see maybe encouraging it over English or French, but I don't see it being elevated to equal status to Greek. Realistically I would see the state taking the approach that Napoleon did in attempting to homogenize the culture in order to minimize unrest. Making Greek the sole supported language in order to have a unifying language rather than encouraging nearly dead cultures in order to fracture the populace.Oerwinde 22:08, September 4, 2010 (UTC)

Well, all of those that speak Tsakonian speak Greek, so I don't think (except after decades, if not centuries) the populace would balkanize, but I suppose you're right. Suppose we just make it a language mandatorily taught at first and secondary schools and mandatorily offered at high levels of learning and all of the dead (and living) forms of Greek (Ancient/Homeric/Attic/Whatever, Koine, Medieval/Byzantine, and Tskonian) highlighted for propaganda purposes. Mr.Xeight 22:26, September 4, 2010 (UTC)

I think maybe a mandatory course on Greek culture, in addition to the already present history/social studies courses, and taught at all levels would be ideal. This would include studies on the various greek languages and dialects and the cultures that grew around them. To further the understanding of the glory of the Greek people of course.Oerwinde 01:54, September 5, 2010 (UTC)

I like it, although perhaps people across the Peninsula might be learning Tsakonian also? What I'm going for is not having the language die out like it will soon in OTL. Mr.Xeight 04:56, September 5, 2010 (UTC)

Requiring people to learn about it and its cultural impact will raise awareness and interest, combined with giving access to education in the language will likely cause a natural revival similar to what we're seeing with Gaelic and such.Oerwinde 06:14, September 5, 2010 (UTC)

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.