The Habsburg Effect

  February 24, 2016 at 4:59 pm by

The newspaper ‘Independent’ dedicated an article to a remarkable study. Researchers suggest that the Habsburg’s ability to instill obedience in their subjects still has its effect today, several generations onwards. People who live within the borders of the old Habsburg Empire have significantly more trust in their country’s justice system than those who live outside of it.

The researchers have described the phenomenon as the ‘Habsburg effect’. They claim that the dynasty ruled for a very long time over a relatively stable, well functioning and respected bureaucracy. This created an unshakable trust in institutions, which even survived the oppressive rules of the various communist republics.

Read the entire article here.

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