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Old 07-10-2018, 06:35 PM
 
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During the years of the Obama administration, the US and the EU were negotiating the TTIP deal. There were widespread and rounds of protests in Germany against TTIP, voicing concern that Americans cannot be trusted.
Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...nds-protesters

When China and Germany sign trade deals worth billions of euros, there are no concerns raised by Germans and it seems like Germany and China are working well together.
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Old 07-10-2018, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Earth
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china will own germany eventually
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:05 PM
 
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Still German is the largest SILENT minority ethnic group in the US. The northern US s highly German. Wisconsin list 41% of German heritage. Probably the two world wars caused the most silence of German-Americans as some even had name changes them eras.... especially newer ones that came over. Many changed to more Anglo sounding last names. Of course, most of the US population is a mix of more then one, two or more as generations intermarried.

https://www.economist.com/united-sta...ilent-minority

So the US still is most of Europe that make us a part of you unlike the Chinese.

The Trump era will not last forever. Or could it .....
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:07 PM
 
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Germans have a large inferiority complex, they can’t get over that mein empire was destroyed by the “dumb” Americans in world war 2. They think they are superior to Americans and their actions show it. Their EU empire is falling right in front of their eyes because of the Americans once again and they will do anything to stop it, even if it means allying with a bona fide dictator. A grudge is a powerful thing.
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:12 PM
 
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Germans have a large inferiority complex
they can’t get over that mein empire was destroyed by the “dumb” Americans in world war 2. They think they are superior to Americans and their actions show it. Their EU empire is falling right in front of their eyes because of the Americans once again and they will do anything to stop it, even if it means allying with a bona fide dictator. A grudge is a powerful thing.
I think that's a ridicules comment today. It's due to much faster assimilation into being Americans and a PAST ..... a desire to hide it in certain eras. So it got the most deluded. But the Amish GERMAN sect still maintain their German culture, traditions and dialect. They didn't assimilate. All the rest to them are the English world.
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:12 PM
 
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Some outrageous comments as to be expected, possibly, from a thread so titled. What not only Germans, but Europe in general are opposed to is the present administrations apparent attempt to undermine institutions that have furthered peace in Europe, such as NATO and economic advantage to poorer nations, by means of EU.

America has in most situations been thought of us both an ally and friend to Europe. Even if foreign policy has indeed 'grated' at times. Recent acts not the behaviour of friends.

All countries make trade with China. Obviously the 'right mix' in terms of trade agreements are required to be made. Some as elsewhere in the world, could indeed be questionable as best for national interest.

A Trade War would help no one, not forgetting the present American government more favourable stance to Russia and North Korea, not its displays towards nations of long standing friendships that follow and support the democratic process.

Germans hardly these days suffer from an 'inferiority complex' . Why would they? What they possibly are more likely to lack, is the swagger, bull in a china shop approach to world affairs, no bad thing many may conclude.
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Tulsa
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Germans have a large inferiority complex, they can’t get over that mein empire was destroyed by the “dumb” Americans in world war 2. They think they are superior to Americans and their actions show it. Their EU empire is falling right in front of their eyes because of the Americans once again and they will do anything to stop it, even if it means allying with a bona fide dictator. A grudge is a powerful thing.
Yet everyone believes they are superior to Chinese.
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Macao
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During the years of the Obama administration, the US and the EU were negotiating the TTIP deal. There were widespread and rounds of protests in Germany against TTIP, voicing concern that Americans cannot be trusted.
Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...nds-protesters

When China and Germany sign trade deals worth billions of euros, there are no concerns raised by Germans and it seems like Germany and China are working well together.
Most likely because there was something about the deal that seemed way too one-sided in favor of the United States.

Germans tend to look more at the real issues involved...as opposed to some simplistic...therefore they dislike these people and like these people...nah, there is a depth to Germans and Germany that goes well beyond something so simplistic and childlike to think on that level.
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Kansas/China
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China treats business like business. They don’t name call and trash other countries and **** off their citizens.

That said, there are frequently anti-China protests all over the world. China wants money and recognition, they could care less about other countries internal politics.
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Bologna, Italy
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culturally, it's obvious that Germans are much closer to Americans than they are to the chinese.



some funny comments here.
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