I always say that Germany is a diverse country -
and it really is. Not only in landscapes,but also in culture.
The reason is that till the late 19th century Germany was not united but commonwealth of many different states which all had their own kings and heirs, their own laws and sometimes own measurement.
Germany finally did unite but the unification was due to the war of 1870/71 against France which started an area which was dominated by big wars each 25-30 years in Europe.
After the Second World War our Grandfathers and Fathers started to work on the unification of Europe without a war, as they understood that Europe could only survive if it won't be a different nations residing on the same continent but a commonwealth of states working together and following a common vision.
Unfortunately this vision was lost during the centuries, now Europe seems to be for many politicians a source of money, and for companies a source for buisness.
For us Europeans it should be a source of peace, freedom, liberty and equality.
Thus what can we do to unify Europe more?
Series: My Germany
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About the Series
Germany is a diverse country, with many different landscapes, some beauty and bountiful, some barren and harsh -
It has high mountains like the alps in the south
plains with a far horizons in the north
Mountainous areas like black wood forest
and rolling hills close to my home.
- and many, many sights in between-
With this series I want to showing you a bit of the variety of my country -
How I do see it in color or black and white.
Hope you enjoy
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