Originally Posted by borsuk
a multicultural society is one in which several cultures exist, not necessarily harmoniously or equitably and certainly not necessarily without persecution. the point is that polish society, historically, has always been a multicultural one and so the argument that the son of an immigrant cannot be a pole, and that traditionally it has been so, is a historical nonsense. it doesn't matter where the immigrant parents came from.
I don't consider the "Russian Empire" as a multicultural society. I don't Consider the "Hapsburg Austrian Empire" a multicultural society either
Multicultural =/= other peoples invaded by 1 dominant group
Multicultural = Many groups irrespective of ethnicity living together in a fair and unbiased society
You are thinking of Empire...
Russian Empire = Fins,Lithuanians,Latvians,Estonians,Tatars,Poles,Ukrainians,Belarus under Russian rule
Polish-Lithuanian - Ukrainians,Belarus, Jews, Gypsies, Latvians, Tatars, under Polish Rule
Empire =/= Multicultural