Rules of Our Group:
Everyone is free to contribute any form of media (traditional, digital, photography, texts) to the club as long as it relates to German History. If it does not, we hold the right to delete the deviation.
Behave yourselves and have respect for others; any persistent troublemakers, Spammers, trolls etc. will be banned after 1 warning.
We DO NOT support any form of racism or radical ideology. However, the Second World War is a part of history that should not be forgotten. If you are submitting art that is Nazi-related, please post a disclaimer in the artists comments of said piece that you do not support the ideology or say clearly in a comment/ statement/ on your profile, you donīt want to spread this ideology in this group.
What is Germany?
Germany at first was just an idea and a conglomeration of states, kingdoms and Duchies that spoke German. It was not until 1871, just after the Franco-Prussian war, that Germany officially existed. However, even then, it still was, and would be, a rocky road to form the country that we know today.
Germany is not only contained within the limits of the BRD, but encompasses the entire German culture, language, and territory in central Europe.
Are Austrians, Swiss-Germans, Liechtensteiners and Luxembourgers German?
- Sure! Borders are just inventions of human hands, the ethnicity of those before mentioned can still be considered German in ethnicity. The concept of German might even extend up into the Dutch Netherlands because they, at one point, were part of the Holy Roman Empire and of the German Nation as well.
And here you can watch the "Lied der Deutschen" (The song of the Germans). The 3rd part of it is the german antheme today:
Tribut to the german cities:
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