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Middle Belhavia is a cultural colloquialism in Belhavian popular culture that refers to the cultural identity of the educated, middle-income, and professionalized sector of Belhavian society, the specific geocultural area in North-Central Belhavia geography, or a specific historical time period of Belhavian colonial expansion southward in Taveria in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Culturally, "Middle Belhavia" became a popular catch-phrase, sometimes alternatively referred to as "the silent majority" in Belhavian society, since the 1960s. It refers to the majority culture of the educated, middle-income, and professionalized sector of Belhavian society that is largely Jewish and religiously observant, supportive of laws to protect Belhavian traditions and customs, and the electoral base of so-called "blue provinces" for both major political parties.
It is argued by political analyst Yehuda Steinbrenner that the silent and numerous Middle Belhavia majority rose up against radical leftism that dominated the government in the late 1960s and 1970s and sparked a political realignment in Belhavian politics and political economy. They later split between the parties between the late 1980s and early 2000s.
"Middle Belhavia" in the geographic context refers to a specific geographic area in North-Central Belhavia and its related geocultural identity as a rural, small-town, farming belt breadbasket of the Empire. This is similar to other well-known areas of Belhavia, such as the "Far South."
In Belhavian history, "Middle Belhavia" refers to a specific historical period between the 1670s and 1890s as Belhavians progressively settled and pushed the frontier on the continent further and further south. The period is generally claimed to end in 1895 when the frontier was declared closed.