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- n. Plural form of ethnocracy.
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Particularly at risk, according to the researchers, are so-called ethnocracies - countries in which an ethnic minority representing 20 percent or less of the population monopolizes power.
Even if we accept the Baltic states official version of history highly questionable taking into account their active support of Bolsheviks during the Russian revolution, the fact that they were part of the Russian state for centuries before that, and the contribution that ethnic Russian population of Baltic republics made to their economy during the Soviet period can segregated ethnocracies in Estonia and Latvia be tolerated and even supported now?
Scandalously, the EU has accepted as members the Baltic ethnocracies that have, to one degree or another, made their Russian-speaking populations hostages to former Soviet policies: The governments of Latvia and Estonia deny their large russophone minorities elementary political rights on the basis of dubious ethnocentric arguments long discredited in Western Europe.
National and ethnic feelings were assured, but not nation-states or "ethnocracies."