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Old 10-21-2012, 07:09 PM
 
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:06 PM
 
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Germans are Germans and Austrians are Austrians. Unless you are referring to Germans who have migrated.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:10 PM
 
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Even if they have migrated they are still German and not Austrian. They could be German with Austrian ancestors or Austrian with German ancestors.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:46 PM
 
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Germans are Germans and Austrians are Austrians. Unless you are referring to Germans who have migrated.
And the flipside is that if I had made the topic "Differences and Similarities between Germans and Austrians?" the first response would have been, "Austrians are Germans."
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:50 AM
 
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Austria is like Germany's Canada.
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:49 AM
 
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Someone said here somewhere (was it Manolón or Pizzaro ?) that Germans are basically still tribal people which would include Austrians.

Germany as a country is still new, and for many people it is still more important to which region/dialect region (or tribe) they belong than that they are Germans, so asking for differences between Germans and Austrians is a difficult question. People from South Germany often feel they have more in common with Austrians and German Swiss than with northerners. It's the common dialect of the various tribes which unites, maybe less so the nationality.
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:51 AM
 
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Nice Differences and useful topics.I am from Zurich and use German language.Not know more about differences.
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:00 AM
 
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Someone said here somewhere (was it Manolón or Pizzaro ?) that Germans are basically still tribal people which would include Austrians.

Germany as a country is still new, and for many people it is still more important to which region/dialect region (or tribe) they belong than that they are Germans, so asking for differences between Germans and Austrians is a difficult question. People from South Germany often feel they have more in common with Austrians and German Swiss than with northerners. It's the common dialect of the various tribes which unites, maybe less so the nationality.
Does the experience of the world wars serve to discourage pan-German nationalism today? Italy has a similar history (not unified until 1860s, teamed up with Third Reich) but it seems that present-day Italian nationalism is a little bit stronger, perhaps because they haven't reflected on their role in WW2 in the same way or to the same extent that the Germans have.
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:08 AM
 
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My understanding is that the former Austrian empire, a multicultural state which included Germans, Czechs, etc has been reduced to a state with only one dominant ethnicity (Germans), and hence since practically all the Austrians were Germans, there was no need to use the term "German" to separate them from other nationalities within Austria, and thus a non-German nation was born.
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:01 PM
 
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I met a German who was telling me his family had been relocated to Germany after WW2. I commented that his family was "ethnic German then?" His reply made me feel this might be a sensitive issue. He said, "Linguistically German."
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People from South Germany often feel they have more in common with Austrians and German Swiss than with northerners. It's the common dialect of the various tribes which unites, maybe less so the nationality.
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