Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > World
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 05-28-2021, 06:46 AM
 
1,136 posts, read 526,847 times
Reputation: 253

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yasmin35 View Post
Germany has a larger economy than the UK and yet I hear more the UK the Germany especially in the USA and Angela Merkel is more powerful than Boris so why do more know about the UK maybe because they speak English which is the Same language as the most well known country speaks which is America
The UK ruled larger area and population than Germany in the past, so the links between the UK and other continents are stronger than Germany's. QE II is also the head of state of some other British commonwealth countries. Many countries have more students and migrants in the UK than Germany. These are the reasons many people hear or know more about the UK than other European countries.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-28-2021, 06:47 AM
 
75 posts, read 108,056 times
Reputation: 23
Well I know that Germany wanted take over Europe in the 2 world wars that happened and they had great power but not anymore since ww2 Germans feel what they did was shameful and no longer want to be powerful but not America they will always be powerful.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-29-2021, 02:23 AM
 
5,428 posts, read 3,500,936 times
Reputation: 5031
In a nutshell, it’s because English is the dominant language of the world. The level of cross pollination between the UK and the US helps with that as well, along with boosting the profile of English language pop culture and media.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-29-2021, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Rome
529 posts, read 556,969 times
Reputation: 544
In a nutshell, it's not true that the UK is "more famous" (whatever that means) than Germany.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-29-2021, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Land of the Free
6,749 posts, read 6,738,960 times
Reputation: 7600
Language and history. Germany never colonized North America and yet sent more immigrants here in the 18th and early 19th centuries than anyplace but Britain. Had it been a country and not just a confederation of states then it might have been recognized differently.

Re: language, you hear a lot more about Mexico than Canada in America, but Canada only exists because of some Americans who wanted to be loyal to the throne a few hundred years ago, so it's more like a very confused 51st state.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-29-2021, 04:44 PM
 
7,855 posts, read 10,294,310 times
Reputation: 5615
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yasmin35 View Post
Germany has a larger economy than the UK and yet I hear more the UK the Germany especially in the USA and Angela Merkel is more powerful than Boris so why do more know about the UK maybe because they speak English which is the Same language as the most well known country speaks which is America
UK has more political power globally

It has a closer relationship with the USA

more cultural power
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-29-2021, 06:07 PM
 
5,428 posts, read 3,500,936 times
Reputation: 5031
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dry Heat View Post
In a nutshell, it's not true that the UK is "more famous" (whatever that means) than Germany.
Where did you get that idea?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-29-2021, 06:07 PM
 
75 posts, read 108,056 times
Reputation: 23
That is true after English speaking countries have more political power than countries that speak Arabic ,Spanish or Portuguese or French but you hear more about Mexico in spite of the language barrier compared Canada because Canada is boring to talk about because there is no crime but more people know about Canada than Mexico so could probably name the major cities in Canada than Mexico so the same goes for Australia or South Africa .
Americans love British culture.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-29-2021, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
30,382 posts, read 19,184,321 times
Reputation: 26282
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yasmin35 View Post
Germany has a larger economy than the UK and yet I hear more the UK the Germany especially in the USA and Angela Merkel is more powerful than Boris so why do more know about the UK maybe because they speak English which is the Same language as the most well known country speaks which is America
The world trade systems and economic systems were largely the creation of Britain which is also why the English language is the universal business language with a gigantic assist by the USA.

Germany hasn't done anything near as significant but they do build fantastic manufactured products and are a world technology and scientific leader.

p.s. I don't think many people realize that the USA has more German ancestry than English and German almost became the national language of the USA and if it had, world history might have been very different.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > World
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top