They made the age-old error of treating absence of evidence as evidence of absence the WMDs mostly went to Syria by the way. Fifthly once you release the raw data you lose control. You never know where you might end up. You might even start a small war. No serious intelligence chief is going to be happy about raw data going walkies out of the building. The two bad reasons are bureaucratic inertia and penetration. Releasing raw data requires a decision. Doing nothing is much easier.
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Further information: Weimar Republic and Third Reich. Further information: German reunification. Germany portal Austria portal Switzerland portal Luxembourg portal. During the 15th and 16th centuries, Dutch was the adjective used in the sense "pertaining to Germans". Use of German as an adjective dates to ca. The adjective Dutch narrowed its sense to "of the Netherlands" during the 17th century. For sources: see table in German diaspora main article.
The events of the 20th century also affected the nation. As a result, the German people remain divided in the 21st century, though the degree of division is one much diminished after two world wars, the Cold War, and the German reunification.
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Argentina has an estimated population of Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 22 December English: Today, the profile of the Germans living here is different and no longer have the numerical weight they once reached. However, the colony of families of German origin is active and numerous.
Concentrated in the south and center of the country, where they find a more congenial climate, its network of institutions is wide. Chile is the place in which the largest number of German schools, 24 which is a lot for such a small country of only 16 million people', says Berndt.
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Retrieved 9 August Retrieved 29 March One Europe, many nations: a historical dictionary of European national groups. Greenwood Publishing Group. Retrieved 25 May The Making of a Language. Walter de Gruyter. Retrieved 26 March Amsterdam University Press. It also denotes the absence of words beginning in Schl- in French. The term Ossi , derived from the German word Osten which means east, is used in Germany for people who were born in the area of the former German Democratic Republic.
The term Wessi , derived from the German word Westen which means west, is used in Germany for people who were born or live in the old states of Germany those that formed the Federal Republic or "West Germany" before reunification. Sometimes it is also modified to "Besserwessi", from the German word Besserwisser which means Know-it-all , reflecting the stereotype that people from the Western part of Germany are arrogant. In there was a lawsuit in Germany because a job applicant was denied employment and her application was found to have the notation "Ossi" and a minus sign written on her application documents.
A German court decided that denial of employment for such a reason would be discrimination, but not ethnic discrimination, since "East German" is not an ethnicity. A number of other terms exist. Similar to the Polish Szwab , the term Schwab can be pejorative and be used to express Schwabenhass. The first German-speaking people Saxon merchants and miners, see: Carpathian Germans first arrived to the Carpathian basin then mostly under rule of the Kingdom of Hungary in the 12th century, their numbers and territory of settlement were limited, mainly in towns.
In the 18th century various German-speaking peasant groups settled in Hungary in large numbers to inhabit the vast territories being depopulated during the Osman rule, they are known as Danube Swabians Donauschwaben , though most of their forefathers have Bavarian or Thuringian roots. They settled mainly where the destruction was most severe, especially around Buda now: Budapest , Danube valley and southern part of Hungary. Although they have assimilated in large parts until the beginning of the 20th century, they maintained strong cultural identity up to date.
There are multiple theories about where it came from, such as being a strange concatenation of the German term "Lauf Hans! Now Labanc is exclusively used for Austrians, but becomes rare in usage as there are no tensions between the two countries.
Still however, the expression describes mentality or behaviour that is counter to general Hungarian interest and describes persons not content with "true" Hungarian values. The term crucco derived from the Slovenian kruh "bread".
Italian soldiers invented this word during World War I when they captured some hungry Austrian-Slovenian soldiers who asked for "kruh".
Tudro designs Germans as a people lacking flexibility and fantasy, but also emotional intelligence. It is more widely adopted to describe a sturdy and stupid man. Tudro is mainly used in Northern Italy. Tuder is the Lombard usage of the word. The term appeared in a popular Latvian legionnaire wartime song Ik katru sestdien's vakaru "Every saturday night" about trouncing the blue-grays after beating up reds sarkanos or lice-infested ones utainos — the Soviets.
It is regarded as a pejorative term, used exclusively for Germans and reflecting Dutch resentment of the German occupation of the Netherlands during the Second World War and the respective German actions. In the late 16th century the area now known as East Frisia and Emsland and the people that lived there were referred to as Muffe. At the time the Netherlands was by far the richest country in the whole of Europe, and these people were looked down upon greatly by the Dutch. The area of Western Lower Saxony was at that time very poor and a good source for many Dutch people looking for cheap labour.
The inhabitants of this region were regarded as being rather reserved and were often described as grumpy, rude and unsophisticated by the Dutch. Later the term was used to describe the whole of Germany, which, at the time, was not much better off economically than Western Lower Saxony, mainly due to the various wars waged on its territory by foreign powers. The term seemed to have died out around , but returned after the German invasion of the Netherlands in A popular humorous but false etymology of the word mof by the Dutch is that it is a German abbreviation meaning Menschen ohne Freunde "people without friends".
Means novice , and comes from the German name Fritz , which is a diminutive of Friedrich. German trade and settlements acquainted Poles with this name. German coming to Poland was actually a novice hence was called Fryc . Historically characterized only the people of Prussia , not people of other Germanic states. During Partitions of Poland under Prussian Partition gained negative connotations. DW Digital tests the most popular apps.
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Culture Forgotten history: The expulsion of ethnic Germans Over centuries, millions of Europeans have been expelled for ethnic and political reasons, including Germans after World War II. Erika Steinbach has ruffled feathers, particularly in Poland. A group of Germans is pictured leaving their village in East Prussia in Juergen started trash talking his opponents as they faced off against him and Karl.
Once the game started the Germans bravado was replaced with astonishment as a Jeff and Shirley kept possession of the ball by batting it between them from one side of the table to the other. They finished the move off by having the ball land directly in the middle of the table where neither side could reach it. As the Germans struggled in vain to get at the ball, Jeff and Shirley walked away satisfied with the outcome " Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism ".
Karl and Juergen astounded. In the study group's fourth year at school, they were unexpectedly reunited with the Germans who were taking the same history class as them. Shirley was surprised to see them as she heard they lost their Foosball scholarship. As the trio rocked out to imaginary techno music, Troy said it was rumored that they had been juicing. The Germans greeted them as Jeff asked them who their latest member was. He introduced himself as Reinhold and told them he had heard about the Foosball match between Jeff and his brother Juergen.
He assured the group he bore no grudge for what happened but Jeff was skeptical. Once class began, Reinhold was intrigued by a question posed by Professor Cornwallis. It was about how different history would be if written by the losing side. The Dusseldorks return with a new douchbag.A First World War Canadian electoral campaign poster. Hun (or The Hun) is a term used in reference to the Huns of the Migration lirichildbagcalot.smutuatiminincolthuadyrocirrrighces.co term was used heavily during World War I and was often seen on Allied war posters.. The origin of the term was a reference to Attila the Hun in Wilhelm II's "Hun speech" (Hunnenrede) delivered on 27 July , when he bade farewell to the German.