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Why AfD is the most important party in Germany



Crow
6 Jun 2019  #1,441

I know the link. Its not only thing that I had in mind. Whenever they measure tallest people, Serbs are always among top 5 and plus I know my people. Interesting thing that they once measured Ukrainians as tallest and it came to be those sample people were from the region where Serbian refuges from Ottomans were settled.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic is tallest President in the World, 199 cm

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and guess who is second highest President in the world - Yes, another Serbian - Milo Đukanović President of Crna Gora (Montenegro- another Serbian state in the region), 198 cm

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and close behind them is President of Bosnia and Herzegovina (also Serbian state in the region) - Serbian Milorad Dodik, 191 cm

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Bratwurst Boy
6 Jun 2019  #1,442

And still... tiny woman Merkel tells them where frog has its curls... :)

Ziemowit
6 Jun 2019  #1,443

Merkel tells them where frog has its curls..

Is it some German idiomatic expression? Btw, how tall is Angela Merkel, do you know?

Crow
6 Jun 2019  #1,444

Gulliver is subdued for now. But you know the rest of story

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Story about Serbians

Bratwurst Boy
6 Jun 2019  #1,445

Is it some German idiomatic expression?

Yeah....jemandem zeigen wo der Frosch die Locken hat, heh:)

Btw, how tall is Angela Merkel, do you know?

1,65 m

Crow
6 Jun 2019  #1,446

Serbian woman Tajana Tajcic that is married to Johann Gudenus, former deputy of Vienna mayor from Freedom Party also traveled to Ibiza.

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Did Tajana Tajcic outplayed Strahe and Kurc?

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And, do Serbians coming to repay the debt to Austria?

Ziemowit
6 Jun 2019  #1,447

jemandem zeigen wo der Frosch die Locken hat

I think that in Polish the expression goes: jemandem zeigen wo die Krebse überwintern (however, the dictionary says its German counterpart is: 'jemandem zeigen was eine Harke ist').

Bratwurst Boy
6 Jun 2019  #1,448

Yeah...that's true! But I prefer the "frog" saying...it's so much funnier! :)

I think I heard it first during sport event comments....

Lyzko
6 Jun 2019  #1,449

"To reveal someone's weaknesses" would be a possible, if far less idiomatic translation, I think.

Bratwurst Boy
25 Jun 2019  #1,450

Definitely lookworthy:

youtube.com/watch?v=UY9P0QSxlnI

"This video shows the borders and populations of each country in Europe, for every year since 400 BC"

With music and in easy colors....great work! I wish history education could be so concise!

Hach ja..my good ol HRE :)

Rich Mazur
25 Jun 2019  #1,451

Where is Weimarer? Without him, this thread makes no sense.

Ziemowit
25 Jun 2019  #1,452

great work! I wish history education could be so concise!

Very interesting, but I could see some minor inadequacies regarding the Polish-German border. There is no trace of the westward advance of Polish king Boleslaus the Brave who took Upper Lusatia from the Germans in 2002 and kept it as a Polish province until his death in 1025. A piece treaty of 1018 in Bautzen signed between the Brave and Henry II formally sanctioned this advance of Poland into the West (the Polish "Drang nach Westen"?), but eventually the disputed territory was re-gained by Germany in 1031. After the year 1018 the alliances changed, however, and Henry II supported the Brave in his raid to Kiev which he succesfully captured and installed a new prince of Ruthenia there.

Miloslaw
25 Jun 2019  #1,453

Definitely lookworthy:

Great post BB.
The historical accuracy may not be 100% as Ziem said, but as a quick overall picture it is excellent.
It shows how the major powers in Europe have eventually settled down.
It also shows that Germany and Russia saw Poland as a rising threat to their power and had to do something about it.
France on the other hand supported Poland only to fight German influence.
And we must never forget Turkey.

Rich Mazur
25 Jun 2019  #1,454

It also shows that Germany and Russia saw Poland as a rising threat to their power and had to do something about it.

Only in the heads of the top a-holes. The guys who would eventually be used as obedient tools wanted to stay home, bang their girlfriends, and have a cig when done. They didn't even know or care where Poland was.

Bratwurst Boy
26 Jun 2019  #1,455

Very interesting, but I could see some minor inadequacies regarding the Polish-German border.

Somehow I knew you would say that (or any other Pole for that matter) ! :)

But the author stated: "Vassal states and colonies are not included in the count of a country's population"

So, maybe it's not 100% but still, the work he did put into it is astounding, and it gives a great overview over european history....

It shows how the major powers in Europe have eventually settled down.

Definitely! But still...this settling down is just a very short time compared to the millennia's of ever changing borders and wandering populations.
Beg's the question if this now really is the "retirement"...or only a short respite.

And we must never forget Turkey.

Maybe! But I personally always have problems to see Turkey as european at all....

Tacitus
27 Jun 2019  #1,456

An interesting video, but it does simplify the depiction for the sake of modern viewers quite a bit. The reality for the people were often quite different, than we might think, and issues like religion (as in which religion their ruler had and thus what religion was legal in their country) was more important to them his supposed nationality (because that rarely affected them, no peasant was suddenly required to learn a different language). Rulers often prioritized territories that were outside their "national" realm. English kings spent often more time with securing their territoriy in France (where they were subjects of the French kings) than in England, with the famous Richard "Lionheart" a noteworthy example (they also spoke predominantly French for a long time). Many Holy Roman Emperors did the same with prioritizing Italy, Bohemia or Luxemburg, because those were the seats of their power.

Boleslaus the Brave

A nice example for a conflict that has often been painted as the first example for a Polish-German enmity, when it was probably for Henry and Boleslaus a conflict between nobles like the countless feuds other each of them had fought before that. The roots of their conflict is also revealing because it was caused by Boreslaw claiming Meißen because of his familiy ties with the German nobles who ruled their. It was purely dynastic thinking that stood behind this claim, and he was in fact present at the election of Henry II as Emperor, and he was in fact closely allied with many nobles in Saxony. They did end up making peace within dynastic terms by marriage between their family members (it is disputed to this day whether Boreslaw received the lands as a fiefdom, or independently. The academical consensus right now seems to be that Boreslaw conceded to receive the territory as a subject of Henry II to help the later save face (securing their honor (latin term) was more important than anything for a king), but both sides knew that Boreslaw would rule there independently. But how could a video properly convey this?

Bratwurst Boy
4 Jul 2019  #1,457

von der Leyen as EU boss:

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Heh:)



Lyzko
4 Jul 2019  #1,458

"How the hell did they manage that one?"

An excellent question, to which the German electorate doesn't seem to have an answer, except vote AfD!

Bratwurst Boy
4 Jul 2019  #1,459

'Not the best candidate': Germans condemn own choice for top EU job

theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/04/germans-condemn-own-candidate-for-top-eu-job-ursula-von-der-leyen

Ursula von der Leyen is so divisive at home that Germany abstained from the vote to nominate her

Bad day for the EU I would say, but a good day for the Bundeswehr....our army will be glad to see her gone, surely...

Tacitus
4 Jul 2019  #1,460

Not like we have much of a choice here. France is strongly against Weber, and Eastern Europe is strongly against Timmermans.

Miloslaw
4 Jul 2019  #1,461

Bad day for the EU I would say, but a good day for the Bundeswehr....our army will be glad to see her gone, surely...

Hilarious, sad and true!

Bratwurst Boy
5 Jul 2019  #1,462

Not like we have much of a choice here. France is strongly against Weber, and Eastern Europe is strongly against Timmermans.

But....vdL??? Seriously?

Has Macron thought that through???

Bratwurst Boy
7 Jul 2019  #1,463

The inconvenient truth about Ursula von der Leyen

politico.eu/article/ursula-von-der-leyen-biography-career-inconvenient-truth/

...And yet a nagging question remains: Is she too good to be true?

In the German capital, the answer is clear.

"Von der Leyen is our weakest minister. That's apparently enough to become Commission president,"


PS: She reminds me about Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Altmeier....both total failures at their job. But their main strength has always been unwavering loyalty to Merkel, and they got rewarded for this with top jobs (and to keep them in spite of widespread mounting criticism).

Can't we praise away Altmeier to Brussels too? :)

Heh:)

Ironside
7 Jul 2019  #1,464

Timmermans.

Should sell him for parts down the river. Hell, even his parts are not good, rotten and useless. After all his usefulness for the EU masters ended with Tusk's failed return to Polish politicks. As they used to say in Poland - Tusk hopes to come back to Poland on a white Timmermans. ( mockery of saying - he will come back on a white horse i.e. as a victorious general.) No more. -

Von der Leyen is our weakest minister.

Hey. I think she is doing a great job. Admit it you want her out just because she is a woman.

Bratwurst Boy
7 Jul 2019  #1,465

....yeah...and you never liked our Bundeswehr anyhow! ;)

Lyzko
7 Jul 2019  #1,466

"Outta here!" would probably be the best translation of that caption.

Come '20, don't know if von der Leyen will even have maintained the momentum to run for Chancellor! She's not the right party anyhow,

I've been told by Merkel supporters:-)

Bratwurst Boy
7 Jul 2019  #1,467

don't know if von der Leyen will even have maintained the momentum to run for Chancellor

Yeah, I remember times when vdL was considered chancellor material...a possible successor of Merkel....but that was loooong ago, before she and the army destroyed each others reputation!

Ironside
7 Jul 2019  #1,468

vdL was considered chancellor material...a possible successor of Merkel.

Absolutely. That the best candidate for that position and good for Germany too. You BB should support it with all the right minded people in your country. Only stinking nationalist and some dull types who believe that women place is in the kitchen are against her ascendancy to the top position in Germany. I believe she will make a big return onto a main state of German politics.

By the way the word candidate derives from he Latin word that means white. Oh such a racist word.

Bratwurst Boy
7 Jul 2019  #1,469

Oh wonder.....I never heard you so gushing about our current WOMAN at the helm, Iron! Why is that??? ;)

Miloslaw
7 Jul 2019  #1,470

"Von der Leyen is our weakest minister. That's apparently enough to become Commission president

And this is why I hate The EU.
People like her can get positions like this.
It is a corrupt mess.


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