A nation with a tortured history in the heart of Europe
where governmental support of the arts and artists is a given. Germany's closest friend and ally is France
(whose armies, under Napoleon
, raped and pillaged their way across the Rhine between 1805 and 1806). Traditionally both a Roman Catholic
and a Lutheran
country, depending on the region, Germany now has the fastest-growing Jewish
population in the world. The Austrians
are ethnic Germans (Austria was historically the most powerful German state until its defeat by Prussia in 1866); the Swiss
If you give a "thumbs-down" to this entry on Germany
, then you are woefully uninformed.
Great cars, great beer, great guns (Heckler und Koch ring a bell?) Great ally of the United States. Defeated in two world wars, but due to a few mistakes. Was divided in half, with Berlin (which was in East Germany) also divided in half. Used to be Nazi Germany, before that the Weimar Republic, before that the German Empire, before that the Holy Roman Empire, before that the German Confederation... etc.
Germany kicks ass with its badass guns.
The most amazing country on Earth. Take this from me, an American who was lucky enough to live there for 5 awesome years. Germany is a country that has taken a total 360 since 1945. Germany is the democracy that America claims to be. Americans who constantly down-talk Germany and Germans for their errors in the past are very ignorant. It is a peaceful country rich in culture and history. Germans are hard-shelled people on the outside, however, they are very respectful and good-natured on the inside. They have a knack for things being done the RIGHT way(Alles in Ordnung!) They appreciate the finer things in life such as art, music, history, family and friends. Germans are wonderful and privacy-respecting neighbors, enviornment friendly, great scholars, artists and engineers. Even as a very populous country, it is still very clean and absolutely beautiful. Plenty to see and do, and home to the the most awesome and functional highway system in the world. Das autobahn. Deutschland is geil,mann.
Elementary school teacher: What's the greatest country in the world?
Me: Wrong. GERMANY!!!!!!!!!!
-Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland)82,000,000 inh.
Berlin (3.3 millions)
-languages spoken: german, frisian, sorbian
-religions: evangelic (42%), catholic (35%), muslim (5%), and others
americans usually mistake germans (inh. of germany)for car constructors wearing leather shorts. In fact, leather shorts are not at all popular in most parts of the country and car construction is not part of the general education plan. Only few folks in Bavaria (state in the country's deep south, capital Munich) still wear leather shorts, but mostly as an attraction for American and Japanese tourists. Wearing leather shorts in northern cites like Hamburg, you may find yourself beaten up or at least laughed at, so beware! Germany is also well known for beer ("Beck's" from Bremen in the very north, "Löwenbräu" from Munich, "Holsten" from Hamburg...) great authors and soccer. (Fussball).
"you know it's football when the game lasts 90 minutes and the winner is germany" (peter shilton, english goalie)
Many fascist people still think that Germany means National socialism, but that is absolutely WRONG! It's 2005 now, so the 2nd world war ended 60 years ago. The German executed all "Nazis" that hadn't left Europe to America in 1945 and 1946. The German people still have to repent for those who made them agree to the Nazi regiem. They killed 6 millions Jews in many KZ's all over Central Europe. And in addition: Adolf Hitler wasn't German but AUSTRIAN !!! He was born in Branau am Inn in Austria. I bet you didn't know.
There is a proverb in Germany:
"Nationalstolz ist in Deutschland gerade darum so schlimm, da es nichts gibt auf das man stolz sein könnte."
America killed until now 12 millions native Americans, 320.000 Japanese people in 3 days without getting accused for it, they kidnapped 0,5 millions Africans which became slaves in America. It attacks any country every 5th year. So what?
The country who has and always will have the coolest looking military.
Hans: Was ist das, herauf in den Himmel?
Klaus: Das ist ein Messerschmitt BF-109.