The confrontation between the Slavs seen since since the first mention of the common forefathers antah and wends appeared in the chronicles. You can, of course, and read more about the early period — the Indo-European roots of the Slavs, but aboriginal awareness prepyadstviya vnutrislavyanskoy competition does not necessarily delve very far.
One of the seeds of discord between the various Slavic peoples can be called a religion. Religious choices made by one nation, was not supported by other people. Or, if you read modern definitions: the lobby of one religion at the initial stage was more oriented towards the 1st of the people and to a lesser extent — in the direction of other people. With all of this though what Slavic Favourite tried to get the most utility, with the support of members of other ethnic groups and religions. In fact, now there are quite similar processes, municipal favorites when it does not pay much attention to blood ties people, and drive the political machine is mainly aimed at the real well-being of imperative elites.
One of the pivotal events in the life of the Slavs in the adoption of Christianity. You can not read that earlier moment of Slavs lived, as they read, in perfect harmony, but specifically Catholic-Orthodox schism was the beginning of a full confrontation of individual Slavic ethnic groups. But that still was the impetus to make western Slavs decided to bow their heads in front of the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Slavs — in front of the Byzantine wing of Christianity? On that score various historians have different eyes. Of these there are two main prerequisites.
First reason lies in the fact that, in fact, the Slavs at the time did not feel a single cultural world. Although it may sound somewhat scary proposition, but it is a pretty fair. Vistula and clearing is unlikely to be correctly interpreted the information that lyutichi Dregoviches either — it is their are not that far away relatives. Each Slavic people protecting their own interests, because we talk about the fact that the Slavs were split in the 10th century with the adoption of the different branches of Christianity, is not necessary.
The second reason — yourself, then the ideological branch of Christianity at the time of the "split" of the Slavs still could not issue the call, because hardly read is that the Polish Prince Mieszko I or the Russian Prince Vladimir consciously perceived Catholicism and Orthodoxy, believing in religious dogma one of the Christian branches. Baptism of Russia and Poland, made by the princes, it is an option award of a specific political and economic security of the more massive at the time of municipalities. The same Mieszko I decided to send the Poles (glades and vislyan) in the "Latin" faith, to augment its effect on the whole what was then Poland, and protect their land from the claims of the Holy Roman Empire. Romanization of Poland has brought significant benefits to Mieszko I: two years after the adoption of the Latin branch of Christianity Mieszko received a royal title and the patronage of the West.
At the same time, baptized Vladimir Russia has strengthened its ties with the Byzantine Empire, although previously observed between states the obvious confrontation. The adoption of Christianity in Rus Byzantine direction of foreign policy orientations shifted to the South and East, has strengthened the institution ruling means of Byzantine religious thought.
There are two Slavic poles that are uniformly already begun to claim each other. Behind the back of the Western Slavs show up institution of the Papacy and the feudal Europe, behind the southern and eastern Slavs — Constantinople, which is in the middle of the 15th century, was taken by the Turks. By the way, in 1459, Pope Pius II decided to convene the cathedral in the town of Mantua in order to restore power to the liberation of Constantinople and even on appeal in Christianity Turks conquered the Byzantine Empire … But the then military leaders decided to ignore the appeals of the Pope, for the first time in history, so exactly specifying that the split in the Christian faith is really the place to be, and that the assistance provided to Eastern Christians will not.
In this regard and in the Slavic soil occurred harsh shift towards increased confrontation between nations. Catholic Slavic The West and the Orthodox Slavic South and East, in fact, officially were on different sides of the religious and ideological barriers.
Time of Troubles in Russia was the culmination of a typical confrontation between the western and eastern Slavs, the first of which has already dreamed about, that transfer its power to the area east of the Dnieper and Desna. Eminent epic beginning of the XVII with a string Falsdmitry in Russia — vivid proof that the Slavic community, unfortunately, the first can be considered less than perfect myth. When the first plan out the power and the great resources of humane to cash, it does not matter what kind of cultural community simply washed away in a muddy stream of the struggle for economic preferences and thread management peoples.
Subsequent relations Slavic peoples they say that the thesis of Slavic brotherhood remembered only when one Slavic people due to the current events was required to seek the help of other people. With all of this at once remembered and common ancestors, a common language, religious preference and forgotten historical nedogovorki, but life is getting better, everything will come full circle. Again on the first plan out the values that are far from the cultural and moral, of the unity of the historical roots and even common sense.
It turns out that the Slavic unity of which we often say, it's nothing else like our Cancelled dream that was not a bit was realized in the middle of the 20th century. Apparently, specifically between 1945 and 1968 can be considered one of those when the Slavs at least on the level of the documentary turned into a huge community. But the fire of the Prague Spring again converted the Slavic concept of a ghost, which walking in Europe right up to the end of the 80s, and later has vanished altogether. This proves that in addition to our own unwillingness to unite people, in a world quite other forces that are not fully profitable, so that the 350 millionth ethnicity rei
ncarnated as a whole and become the harsh political and cultural power to influence global geopolitics. A striking example of Slavic unity, doomed to ordeals can be called Yugoslavia — a country that has become an example of how difficult it is to get on to us — Slavs — in a single, albeit large "apartment". The collapse of Yugoslavia, which lasts now — it's another bloody page of history of the Slavic peoples.
If read the great Slavic idea now, between the peoples of Eastern Europe have accumulated a lot of contradictions, so we talk about Slavic unity. In today's world nobody profitable, that Slavs lived in harmony, because it can tap the municipal interests, both in Europe and on other continents. The policy of "divide and rule", unfortunately, is in the matter even higher overall theme of blood and history.