Slavophobia

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The Slavs will always hate us and remain our enemies!
~ Wilhelm II

Slavophobia, or Anti-Slavic sentiment is the extreme hatred of Slavic people. Many of these same people are also prejudiced against other Eastern Europeans such as Romanians, Latvians, Lithuanians, Albanians, Armenians, Georgians and Hungarians. Similarly to those of Hispanic/Latino, French/French Canadian, southern Irish, Jewish, and Mediterranean descent, Eastern Europeans have faced discrimination by white supremacists who believe they "aren't pure Caucasian" (or, in the case of Adolf Hitler, not "pure Aryan".)

People and Groups

Other examples

  • Probably one of the best examples of slavophobia in practice was the Nazi Party's Generalplan Ost, which was a genocidal plan to colonize Eastern and Central Europe by eradicating all Slavic peoples living in those regions. This was part of the Nazi Party's policy of Lebensraum ("living space"), as the Nazis believed that a majority of the land located in that region of Europe rightfully belonged to Germany. Though parts of Generalplan Ost were implemented during World War II alongside the Holocaust, the plan was never fully realized after the collapse of Nazi Germany at the end of World War II.

Slavophobia in fiction

Similarly to black, Jewish, Muslim, Native American, Asian, and Hispanic/Latino people, Slavic people have poked fun at in fiction, with the following being examples:

  • During World War II, there were various anti-Slavic propaganda videos targeted at many different Slavic ethnic groups, as well as ones that targeted black, Jewish and Romani people.
  • In Rocky and Bullwinkle, there are two villains with stereotypical Russian accents named Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale.
  • Anti-Slavic slurs can be heard in the video games, Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, mostly about Russians, Poles, and Serbians.
  • The infamous cartoons Family Guy and The Simpsons have had various Slavic ethnic slurs in many different episodes.
  • In Regular Show, the episode The Real Thomas featured stereotypical Russian spies.