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PostTue Aug 20, 2013 3:13 pm » by -Marduk-


Just what makes Germans so successful? They work fewer hours, yet they are more productive and their economy is the most successful in Europe. Even David Cameron says we should strive to be more like them.


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In a bid to discover their secret, Justin and Bee Rowlatt head to the manufacturing city of Nuremberg with two of their children. Under the tuition of advertising expert PJ, whose company has done detailed research into the typical German, they set out to live, work and socialise the German way.

Justin starts work in a pencil factory, Bee learns how the German housewife organises the home and they set about saving a portion of their income. Trying to make themselves German involves hard work, fun and some entertaining surprises.


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PostTue Aug 20, 2013 3:32 pm » by Tuor10


The irony is, if Harold Godwinson had defeated William at Hastings, the English nation today, would have been more German in Character. The Anglo-Saxons kept a close association with their kin in Germany, before the Normans came.

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PostTue Aug 20, 2013 4:10 pm » by -Marduk-


Tuor10 wrote:The irony is, if Harold Godwinson had defeated William at Hastings, the English nation today, would have been more German in Character. The Anglo-Saxons kept a close association with their kin in Germany, before the Normans came.

Now imagine, if GB had NOT entered in WW I: Yes, GER would have overrun Europe, including Russia. But no WW II would have followed, no Hitler, no Stalin. And Britain would have still had itz empire. And the two proudest, most self-confident nations, GB and GER, would have run Europe and itz dependencies, one on land, one the sea. And united by the blood of its royal families, the Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and the Hohenzollern. What a splendid world, what a splendid 20th century that would have been.

To think of it, almost makes me cry!

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PostTue Aug 20, 2013 4:15 pm » by Zer0


I took over Germany several weeks ago, and it has been going uphill since then.. coincidence? :twisted:
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PostTue Aug 20, 2013 4:45 pm » by Phoenix rising


I watched this it was good, society over there is pretty good with a decent standard of living, people seem to be more respectful of each other to, their system is less about big corporations and more centred on family and small run businesses
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PostTue Aug 20, 2013 6:56 pm » by Tuor10


-Marduk- wrote: Now imagine, if GB had NOT entered in WW I: Yes, GER would have overrun Europe, including Russia. But no WW II would have followed, no Hitler, no Stalin. And Britain would have still had itz empire. And the two proudest, most self-confident nations, GB and GER, would have run Europe and itz dependencies, one on land, one the sea. And united by the blood of its royal families, the Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and the Hohenzollern. What a splendid world, what a splendid 20th century that would have been.

To think of it, almost makes me cry!

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I often think the same thing, Marduk.

It reminds me of an event during the battle of Dunkirk. When the British expeditionary force was being evacuated from the beeches, an incident occurred when a panza division broke through the rear guard, and had a perfect opportunity to inflict terrible damage on the soldiers struggling to get on the boats. But the commander of the panza division, instead of attacking, halted. When asked by one of his lieutenants' what he was doing, he replied: "they are fellow Germanic’s" - our brethren". That has always stuck in my mind.

Before WW1, there were a number of attempts to create an Anglo-German alliance. Its biggest proponent was a guy called Joseph Chamberlain.

It is easy to forget that prior to 1905, before the naval arms race between Britain and Germany took place, France and the U.S. were widely seen as Britain's next potential enemy. Even in 1914, there were many in Britain who wanted to keep out of a conflict between German and France; but the Entente that Britain had signed with France and Russia obligated her to join in the war, and maintain the 'balance' of power in Europe.

WW1 was a war fought because the big nations of Europe needed war. They needed to justify years of massive arms expenditure. They needed war to stop domestic unrest; for in all the countries of Europe, the masses sought change.

In the end WW1 is directly responsible for the refractory world we live in today. From it came the two most destructive political ideologies of modern times: National Socialism and Communism.

The real winners were the ones who profited from both sides.

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