29 May 2006

Measuring the strength of nationalist feeling

Nice to see that the Eurovision Song Contest is more important for national identity than the football World Cup!

'In the run-up to yesterday's vote [for possible secession of Montenegro], relations between Serbia and Montenegro had become so fraught that they were unable to agree on a common entrant for Saturday's Eurovision song contest, and withdrew. However, the republics will field a joint team at the World Cup in Germany next month.'

Source: Guardian, 22 May 2006

[Courtesy of Louise]

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