For those that haven’t seen this wonderful little map – from the Hungarian perspective – it is something to contemplate over a beer this weekend. I have no idea of the original source, but it is pretty a good representation of the Hungarian perspective.
To add a little more perspective, drawing from István Bart’s great book ‘Hungary and the Hungarians’ 2007, the definition given for ‘The French’ is:
Franciák through the course of history, Hungarians have considered the French, whom they have only known from a distance, the idealized opposites of the all too familiar neighbors the Germans – i.e. Austrians -, whom they have known to be brawny-, aggressive and narrow-minded, while the French have appeared to be refined, light hearted, easy going, and generous of spirit….
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