Interesting Facts About Germany

Mar 18, 2008 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Associated Content

Germany is one of Europe's most fascinating countries. Here are some facts about the country that are among the most interesting: Interesting facts about life in Germany: In East Germany, more than half of all ... via Associated Content

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The capitial and largest city of Germany is Berlin.
.... In germany pork, is the most used livestock!
Each city has its own pork recipe.
.... Beer is the favorite drink in germany and,German people are the second biggest consumers of beer in the world!
.... During the years of 1968-1977 Germany lived in fear. Three terrorist groups - the Red Army Faction (RAF), Movement 2 June, and the Revolutionary Cells (RZ)- gathered about a hundred Germans as their members.
.... Germany is the second most populous European country , with a population of 81 million.
.... The currency in the nation is euro, it was preiviously the German mark.
.... The official name for Germany is The Federal Republic of Germany.
.... Germany was the home to some famous scientists such as Albert Einstein

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Good facts.

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-Germany became divided in 1945 and the East became democratic and the West republican.(I'm pretty sure thats right) I'm not sure of the year it was brought back as one.

-The Berlin wall was built in 1961 to seperate the city of Berlin. Anyone caught tyring to migrate was put in prison.

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Dani California wrote:
Good facts.
Some more;
-Germany became divided in 1945 and the East became democratic and the West republican.(I'm pretty sure thats right) I'm not sure of the year it was brought back as one.
-The Berlin wall was built in 1961 to seperate the city of Berlin. Anyone caught tyring to migrate was put in prison.
Hi, East German became a communist satellite ("German Democratic Republic") which only called itself "democratic" but was, in fact, communist.

Anyone who tried to escape from the GDR, was either shot at the wall or emprisoned if caught elsewhere. Others, who voiced any criticism of the GDR, were emprisoned at hard labor.

The FRG (Federal Republic of Germany) bought free many GDR-people. The GDR needed hard cash;)

Finally, in 1989 the Berlin Wall fell.

Today, we have the party "Die Linke" which is, practically the successor the the former party SED (Socialist Unity Party of Germany) of the GDR, which was combined with the former WASG.

Many communists in that party dream their old dream that communism is the only way to live and even taunt their former victims;(

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Some more:
-There are over 100 different nationalties in Frankfurt and I'm coming over there in the summer.
- Germans are intelligent and most are scientists, engineers or IT consultants.
-Germany's economy has been left devastated twice, yet they are one of the richest economically strong nations in the world today.
-Germans are very nice, but closed people, and hate being called Nazis.
-I learnt Dani California's interesting facts in school (I love the song by the way)
-Switzerland accidentally put the Nazi- version of the German national anthem instead of the current one for the Euro '08.

Germans are lovely people and I'm looking forward to my holiday there. Stay as lovely as you are.(And please don't let your teenagers be interested in Skinhead gangs, much too hard for me, much too hard

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maybelline wrote:
[And please don't let your teenagers be interested in Skinhead gangs, much too hard for me, much too hard
These skinheads, the leftist anarchos and crazy young muslims are a problem we face here in Germany.

We are working at it, though!

Regards,

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Lakshmi72 wrote:
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These skinheads, the leftist anarchos and crazy young muslims are a problem we face here in Germany.
We are working at it, though!
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Thank you so much, I'm looking so forward to it.

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maybelline wrote:
Some more:
-There are over 100 different nationalties in Frankfurt and I'm coming over there in the summer.
- Germans are intelligent and most are scientists, engineers or IT consultants.
-Germany's economy has been left devastated twice, yet they are one of the richest economically strong nations in the world today.
-Germans are very nice, but closed people, and hate being called Nazis.
-I learnt Dani California's interesting facts in school (I love the song by the way)
-Switzerland accidentally put the Nazi- version of the German national anthem instead of the current one for the Euro '08.
Germans are lovely people and I'm looking forward to my holiday there. Stay as lovely as you are.(And please don't let your teenagers be interested in Skinhead gangs, much too hard for me, much too hard
Werhey! A mention of me!

I never learnt about Germany at school. just as i live in england, how 'racist' they are.

*Huff*

And yeah, the song is great. I think they named it after me haha

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another interesting fact: prior to 1989 todays councellor Angela Merkel was a secretary in the eastern germany communist office for propaganda and agitation.
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interesting fact about germany- its a beautiful country, except for the nazi cdu, leftist psychos and an overbearing language..hahaha ;))quote dylan moran-check out youtube...german sounds like typewriters eating tin foil falling down the staircase...love it...oh..and a bunch of politically correct morons who assume that germany is the only country with human rights, therefore treating their pets better than humans(foreigners are still given the chase and beaten up whilst the cowardly germans watch and cheer-hospitality german style- a bit like rudolf hess's ideology--watch them burn and use them a cheap labour.quite a disgusting mentality actually)but all in all a toilet(dylan moran again:))there is no reason to be here except if you are in berlin-the rest of it are all parts of a toilet assembled together in perfection.child molestors are actually helped by the government, mothers kill their babys.(civilised country? at a rate of 47 -59 child murders a year?? sicko!no wonder they hate being called nazi's ..cus there is some truth to it.sorry -any of you foreigners here --pls live here first then talk as much as you want...
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how long does it take for an intelligent government to fight the npd etc? if osama bin laden was alive ,he'd be laughing.if i wore an el-kaida t-shirt, i would be put in jail etc-but them nazi's are alive and kicking and in the streets. and about germans being intelligent and great IT staff...hmm..the Indians are miles upfront and werent actually welcome in this country cus in 2001 a certain cdu politician called jurgen rüttgers held a campaign against indian IT personell coming here."kinder statt inder"-now indians prefer to go to the us and canada. observe this FACT-the moment you as a foreigner start doing better than your fellow fake ass german counterparts, you will notice changes, mainly envy based which will eventually reach hate and you will be blamed for the unemployment rate just as the jews were blamed for all the germans misery( go back in time and watch how the propaganda started-first "dont buy from the jew!" then concentration camps,where human skin was used as lampshades(evil)and experiments were done on them)-yet a minority group taking over a whole country economically -how does this happen to an intelligent folk? you tell me.there are some characteristics in humans that just dont change.this is one of it.observe.
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dude go away with your "germans = nazi" bullshit. there's countrys where it's much worse than in germany. look at italy, what they do to foreigners currently. or look what americans say about mexicans and immigrants...

it's hard to find a country in the world today, where there is not a significant amount of people with phobias against foreigners...
feel free to tell me a country where it's better than here.

btw funny how the nazis/rightwing people always say that foreigners take away our work. while it's actually eastern germans (with its legendary "no-go areas" for foreigners) who come to western germany and take away our work :P
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those from east aren´t germans ?
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nope. they're ossis ;)
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I have to comment on the American thing. Americans do not complain about legal immigrants from Mexico. We complain about illegal immigrants from anywhere. If you want to come here, you are more than welcome. We would love for you to come. Immigrants are what built this country. We need them, just as they need to be here. Just follow our laws and don't make a mockery of them please. Is that really too much to ask?
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david wrote:
interesting fact about germany- its a beautiful country, except for the nazi cdu, leftist psychos and an overbearing language..hahaha ;))quote dylan moran-check out youtube...german sounds like typewriters eating tin foil falling down the staircase...love it...oh..and a bunch of politically correct morons who assume that germany is the only country with human rights, therefore treating their pets better than humans(foreigners are still given the chase and beaten up whilst the cowardly germans watch and cheer-hospitality german style- a bit like rudolf hess's ideology--watch them burn and use them a cheap labour.quite a disgusting mentality actually)but all in all a toilet(dylan moran again:))there is no reason to be here except if you are in berlin-the rest of it are all parts of a toilet assembled together in perfection.child molestors are actually helped by the government, mothers kill their babys.(civilised country? at a rate of 47 -59 child murders a year?? sicko!no wonder they hate being called nazi's ..cus there is some truth to it.sorry -any of you foreigners here --pls live here first then talk as much as you want...
The funny thing is that this guy's still living in Germany.

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Holly wrote:
I have to comment on the American thing. Americans do not complain about legal immigrants from Mexico. We complain about illegal immigrants from anywhere. If you want to come here, you are more than welcome. We would love for you to come. Immigrants are what built this country. We need them, just as they need to be here. Just follow our laws and don't make a mockery of them please. Is that really too much to ask?
Cool ;)
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First of all, Americans do not complain about legal immigration. It's the illegal immigration that is the big issue and since the US welcomes more legal immigrants than ANY other country in the world, I don't think it's comparable to the outright xenophobia that persists in Germany.
I had the unfortunate opportunity to visit Germany on many occasions and am always horrified by their lingering and seemingly growing hatred for Jews as well as their irrational hatred for other groups like the Turks and Africans
It's not wonder they have no problem with their trade with other Aaryan nations like Iran and the gluttonous way they imported Saddam's oil during his regime.
Whenever, I read how Germans hate America....I laugh and think "GOOD, we must be doing something right, after all!"
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Modman wrote:
First of all, Americans do not complain about legal immigration. It's the illegal immigration that is the big issue and since the US welcomes more legal immigrants than ANY other country in the world, I don't think it's comparable to the outright xenophobia that persists in Germany.
I had the unfortunate opportunity to visit Germany on many occasions and am always horrified by their lingering and seemingly growing hatred for Jews as well as their irrational hatred for other groups like the Turks and Africans
It's not wonder they have no problem with their trade with other Aaryan nations like Iran and the gluttonous way they imported Saddam's oil during his regime.
Whenever, I read how Germans hate America....I laugh and think "GOOD, we must be doing something right, after all!"
Don,t try to be so high & mighty !!!!!!
Germans do not hate America.
Btw. I love America and its People !!

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of course the people of east germany go to work in west germany.
the payment is better, you earn about 1/3 more in the western states than in the eastern ones for the same hard work.
that is probably the most important thing to know about Germany, that the prejudice against "Ossis" or "Wessis" are much worse that that against foreigners.

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i have no problem with people from eastern germany working here. as long as they don't come to work here and then tell me that the foreigners are taking away our jobs =) many of them complain about some ethnic groups a lot, like one of the co-workers where i work...

btw in a survey (done by a survey institute) in 2007 20% of the germans said they would like to have the wall back o_O
it's assumed that the high costs of the unificiation for western germany are the reason for it. and that our democracy received image damage because of the rightwing extremists culture in some places in eastern germany.

btw the payment is not so significantly better in western germany. not as high as 1/3. there are regional differences in western germany too.
but there are not enough jobs in eastern germany.

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