Comments on: Which Galicia? http://cominganarchy.com/2009/10/09/which-galicia/ Speak Victorian, Think Pagan Wed, 21 Nov 2012 23:12:46 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.1 By: Curzon http://cominganarchy.com/2009/10/09/which-galicia/comment-page-1/#comment-391175 Mon, 12 Oct 2009 04:58:15 +0000 http://cominganarchy.com/?p=4830#comment-391175 Dirky: Although much of what you say is correct, it definitely was independent for a brief period in the 20th century.

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By: Dirky http://cominganarchy.com/2009/10/09/which-galicia/comment-page-1/#comment-391126 Fri, 09 Oct 2009 20:31:18 +0000 http://cominganarchy.com/?p=4830#comment-391126 “It later became part of the Austrian Empire, but emerged as an independent kingdom again in the early 20th century.”

That’s misleading, Galicia was an integral part of the Austrian Empire and Austria-Hungary, the emperor having the title of the King of Galicia. It was definitely not independent in the 19-20th centuries.

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By: Curzon http://cominganarchy.com/2009/10/09/which-galicia/comment-page-1/#comment-391117 Fri, 09 Oct 2009 02:51:49 +0000 http://cominganarchy.com/?p=4830#comment-391117 “Well, the Kelts/Celts certainly crossed a lot of territory before settling into where the Romans found them, so it is remotely possible that all these “Galicians” owe their name to a once common term. ”

Indeed.

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By: lirelou http://cominganarchy.com/2009/10/09/which-galicia/comment-page-1/#comment-391116 Fri, 09 Oct 2009 02:46:49 +0000 http://cominganarchy.com/?p=4830#comment-391116 Well, the Kelts/Celts certainly crossed a lot of territory before settling into where the Romans found them, so it is remotely possible that all these “Galicians” owe their name to a once common term. If I recall my Irish hsitory correctly, the last group to enter Ireland prior to the Christian era was from the North of Spain, which I guess makes Franco a very distant cousin.

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By: Younghusband http://cominganarchy.com/2009/10/09/which-galicia/comment-page-1/#comment-391114 Fri, 09 Oct 2009 02:34:41 +0000 http://cominganarchy.com/?p=4830#comment-391114 Good post.

Biographical note: My people came from Galicia in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. They came to Canada during a wave of immigration in the 1880′s. My grandfather’s generation was born in Canada and him and all his brothers have names of cities and towns in Galicia.

When people ask my heritage I like to open with the surefire conversation starter: “It doesn’t exist anymore.”

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