Turboslavism

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Turboslavism (Polish: Turbosłowianizm) is a pejorative and humorous term used to refer to Polish nationalist pseudohistory, proponents of which are called "Turboslavs" (Turbosłowianie). Turboslavism shares many commonalities with other forms of nationalist pseudohistory, such as a belief in one nation's "Aryanness", a desire to promote territorial expansion of a nation-state, as well as virulent xenophobia (mainly directed towards Germans, who are portrayed as having falsified Polish history).[1] Turboslavism also has anti-Catholic undertones[1] (which is rather peculiar, given that Poland is a mostly Catholic country).

Turboslavism is based on the idea that a vast empire (Imperium Lechitów or Lechina Empire) existed some time between 70,000 BCE and 200 CE that covered everything from central and eastern Europe through to most of what was the Soviet Union.[1] One of the major promoters of this idea is Janusz Bieszk,[2] who apparently promotes ancient astronauts pseudohistory within the book.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Strange and Terrifying Case of the Turboslav Empire
  2. Słowiańscy królowie Lechii by Janusz Bieszk (2015) Bellona. ISBN 8311138753.
  3. The Strange and Terrifying Case of the Turboslav Empire by Mateusz Fafinski (August 16, 2017) History in Translation blog