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A key to European success
By: Stephen Lang
Germany (introduction)
Germany is Europe’s economy and second most populated nation (after Russia).
The German flag ( 3 horizontal colors include black , red, and gold) dates back to
the medieval holy emperor, Black eagle with red talons and break on gold field.
Germany’s area, 357,022 sq km, is slightly smaller than Montana. Germany is a
key member of Europe’s political, economic, and defense organizations.
Germany has been a part of the United Nations (U.N.) since September 18th
1973. Germany’s population is 82.4 million people and decreasing slightly. They
are a developed country because of their gdp per capita (39,100).
Land and Climate
Germany is slightly smaller than Montana, however the country has ninety times
as many people. Germany consist of four main geographic regions: the lowlands,
the uplands, the forested mountains and plateaus, and the wide valley gorge of
the Rhine river. Approximately thirty percent of Germany is forested. Germany’s
highest mountain is the Zugspitze (9,718 feet). Germany primarily has mild
summers and wet winters. In the winter temperatures range between about thirty
five degrees F the lowlands and in the mountains twenty one degrees F. In July,
the temperatures average of sixty eight degrees F in the low laying regions and
sixty four degrees F.
Trip around the Rhine river (watch exerpts)
After the fall of the Prussian leader Otto von Bismarck in 1871 Germany had
finally earned its independents after three wars. In 1917 Germany quickly allied
itself with Austria and Turkey after the assassination of an Austrian official. As
well in this time The states, The U.K., Japan, France, and Russia in World War I
(WWI). After The U.S. and its allies won the war Germany was forced to pay
large amounts of reparations (money to the winning team), admit guilt for the
war, and cede some of Germany’s land were the Weimar republic was established.
The people
German is the official language of Germany, however in school the German
students are taught a slightly different than the day-to-day conversation. Nearly a
third of the country belongs to the Roman Catholic Church. The other third is
mainly Lutheran. Germans are usually thrifty, honest, and intelligent. In their
Culture, chewing gum is publicly inappropriate. Dinner guests bring an odd
amount of flowers. The typical German diet is meat, bread, and beer.
The life in Germany is similar to ours in the U.S subtracted the miner over
population. We have mild summers and cold winters, we share similar whether
They have cool geographic sites to look at such as the Rihn river and the
Zugzpite mountain. We also share semi-close diets, with large amounts of
protein and alcohol.