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    58 45.67%
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    46 36.22%
  • Cinquième République de la France (Fifth Republic of France)

    12 9.45%
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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by roderic View Post
    That's just racial/national prejudice, dude. It's not "nice".
    How is it racial/national prejudice? and how is it not nice?


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    Ever been to Germany?
    Ja. Visited a few friends and traced some ancestry back through Hamburg.

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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Oh boy, does this really need explaining? You are taking the piss, aren't you?

    When you say "its in their blood" it's a racial reference, and also refers to Nazi ideology. "Germans" isn't even a race.

    When you say "Germans are a warlike people" it's a reference to nationality. The nation has not existed for so long, btw, presumably you are referring to the people who have inhabited the geographical area.

    Really, you are taking selective historic information, most of it is alluded to rather than spelled out, btw, to assertain a characteristic of a people.

    That's equally false as saying Germans are a philosophical people, though many notable philosophers come from Germany.

    I am German, btw, they don't come any more "Germanic" than me, "unadulterated" lineage traced back to the 17th century.

    I have neither a warlike attitude, nor am I particularly bright or versed in philosophy, although I do kick arse sometimes - verbally. lol

    If you are of German descend, I understand that you may be searching for your "roots" and hold an image of your ancestry - but in this case, it's a stereotype, a fantasy, it's not real - sorry.

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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by roderic View Post
    Oh boy, does this really need explaining? You are taking the piss, aren't you?

    When you say "its in their blood" it's a racial reference, and also refers to Nazi ideology. "Germans" isn't even a race.

    When you say "Germans are a warlike people" it's a reference to nationality. The nation has not existed for so long, btw, presumably you are referring to the people who have inhabited the geographical area.

    Really, you are taking selective historic information, most of it is alluded to rather than spelled out, btw, to assertain a characteristic of a people.

    That's equally false as saying Germans are a philosophical people, though many notable philosophers come from Germany.

    I am German, btw, they don't come any more "Germanic" than me, "unadulterated" lineage traced back to the 17th century.

    I have neither a warlike attitude, nor am I particularly bright or versed in philosophy, although I do kick arse sometimes - verbally. lol

    If you are of German descend, I understand that you may be searching for your "roots" and hold an image of your ancestry - but in this case, it's a stereotype, a fantasy, it's not real - sorry.
    Rain all over my parade all you want... One day, you'll see...

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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Oh, thanks for this 'considered', detailed response.
    I'll know better than to make an effort in future, and leave you to indulge your fantasies...

    At least you cannot claim ignorance as an excuse from now on.

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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    They're living in the 'Fourth Reich' now. It is my belief though that the next Reich will see the foes of Germany once again tremble at their feet. Germany and those who ally with her will see the weak-minded fools and enemies of Freedom and Righteousness fall before the German Army's mighty boot.

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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Well, that was short and to the point. lol

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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by roderic View Post
    Oh boy, does this really need explaining? You are taking the piss, aren't you?

    When you say "its in their blood" it's a racial reference, and also refers to Nazi ideology. "Germans" isn't even a race.

    When you say "Germans are a warlike people" it's a reference to nationality. The nation has not existed for so long, btw, presumably you are referring to the people who have inhabited the geographical area.

    Really, you are taking selective historic information, most of it is alluded to rather than spelled out, btw, to assertain a characteristic of a people.

    That's equally false as saying Germans are a philosophical people, though many notable philosophers come from Germany.

    I am German, btw, they don't come any more "Germanic" than me, "unadulterated" lineage traced back to the 17th century.

    I have neither a warlike attitude, nor am I particularly bright or versed in philosophy, although I do kick arse sometimes - verbally. lol

    If you are of German descend, I understand that you may be searching for your "roots" and hold an image of your ancestry - but in this case, it's a stereotype, a fantasy, it's not real - sorry.
    i have german blood, my paternal grandmother was german, and i fit the stereotype perfectly, i'm tall, blonde and blue eyed, i can philosophise, but going by racial stereotypes i should also have red hair, drink guiness, eat haggis, wear a kilt and never bathe

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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Of course some would fit the description, it's the generalising which is fraud.

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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    i have german blood, my paternal grandmother was german, and i fit the stereotype perfectly, i'm tall, blonde and blue eyed, i can philosophise, but going by racial stereotypes i should also have red hair, drink guiness, eat haggis, wear a kilt and never bathe
    You sound typical Northern European, not just German. I look Northern European but im not certainly not German or Northern European. You know since we are on this subject Hitler did give very mixed signals - he wanted a greater German empire inhabited and ruled by German people but at the same time yapped on about a Teutonic empire. I think he regarded Teutons (Northern Euro's) and Germans as more or less the same thing. Its also a common misunderstanding that he wanted a "blonde and blue eyed" empire - these are'nt neccessarily the attributes of a Northern European as can be seen from Hitler.

    Did anybody read Mien Kampf apart from the psycho poster here yapping on about the rise of an another German Reich (and almost boasting about it)?
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    Re: What is the most powerful nation in Europe?

    The Order of Teutons was an organisation with a mythical, religion-like theme, not to be taken literally, but there certainly was an affinity to Northern "races" of the same origin. That's not "mixed signals", but a nuanced inclusion.

    Blue eyes and blonde hair were preferred, but not exclusive racial attributes.

    This ideology is a thing of the past, it wasn't even universally accepted in Germany at the time.

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