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    Quote Originally Posted by Liare View Post
    it's quite amusing how some Britons are so proud of their ancestry considering the history of Britain is one foreign power invading the country after another until the Normans went "nice island, well take it!" and actually managed to hold onto it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Liare View Post
    it's quite amusing how some Britons are so proud of their ancestry considering the history of Britain is one foreign power invading the country after another until the Normans went "nice island, well take it!" and actually managed to hold onto it.

    the kicker being the Normans being descendants of Rollo, a Viking king/high chieftain (heard both) besieged Paris took a truly enormous bribe (+250 kg of silver) for going elsewhere to terrorise the kings subjects when the imperial army got its arse together and actually tried to break the siege, he then proceeded to romp around a bit and eventually settled what became the duchy of Normandy supporting the claim in a effectively de-facto manner by virtue of having one of the most powerful military forces in the region until it was recognized de-jure in 911.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liare View Post
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    Why are you Krauts trying to give your children Anglo names?
    They all come from the same place. Anglo and German culture on this level is extremely similar. See also: Scandanavia
    it's quite amusing how some Britons are so proud of their ancestry considering the history of Britain is one foreign power invading the country after another until the Normans went "nice island, well take it!" and actually managed to hold onto it.

    the kicker being the Normans being descendants of Rollo, a Viking king/high chieftain (heard both) besieged Paris took a truly enormous bribe (+250 kg of silver) for going elsewhere to terrorise the kings subjects when the imperial army got its arse together and actually tried to break the siege, he then proceeded to romp around a bit and eventually settled what became the duchy of Normandy supporting the claim in a effectively de-facto manner by virtue of having one of the most powerful military forces in the region until it was recognized de-jure in 911.

    they did what Vikings often did, they brought their families, converted to the local faith and settled down, hence why you can find traces of Nordic culture all over the place. Something like a quarter of the vocabulary of English can be traced to old norse, Wales and Welsh is actually the direct-line descendants of the various Briton/Celtic tribes on the island.
    History of Denmark in a nutshell: Lazy pagans sitting around warring and sacrificing each other to Odin and eating pickled fish,

    The ambitious realize how shit their realm is, both in weather and in attitude, and take all the brave tough warriors with them to go conquer Normandy, England (danelaw), Sicily, etc.

    So all that was left in Denmark was the lazy people after the Viking age since the Vikings GTFO'd of that shithole.

    Fast forward to 2017 to this post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Approaching Walrus View Post
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    Why are you Krauts trying to give your children Anglo names?
    They all come from the same place. Anglo and German culture on this level is extremely similar. See also: Scandanavia
    it's quite amusing how some Britons are so proud of their ancestry considering the history of Britain is one foreign power invading the country after another until the Normans went "nice island, well take it!" and actually managed to hold onto it.

    the kicker being the Normans being descendants of Rollo, a Viking king/high chieftain (heard both) besieged Paris took a truly enormous bribe (+250 kg of silver) for going elsewhere to terrorise the kings subjects when the imperial army got its arse together and actually tried to break the siege, he then proceeded to romp around a bit and eventually settled what became the duchy of Normandy supporting the claim in a effectively de-facto manner by virtue of having one of the most powerful military forces in the region until it was recognized de-jure in 911.

    they did what Vikings often did, they brought their families, converted to the local faith and settled down, hence why you can find traces of Nordic culture all over the place. Something like a quarter of the vocabulary of English can be traced to old norse, Wales and Welsh is actually the direct-line descendants of the various Briton/Celtic tribes on the island.
    History of Denmark in a nutshell: Lazy pagans sitting around warring and sacrificing each other to Odin and eating pickled fish,

    The ambitious realize how shit their realm is, both in weather and in attitude, and take all the brave tough warriors with them to go conquer Normandy, England (danelaw), Sicily, etc.

    So all that was left in Denmark was the lazy people after the Viking age since the Vikings GTFO'd of that shithole.

    Fast forward to 2017 to this post.
    basically yes, it's been going down-hill since we gave up the norse gods, and the fail-train shows no sign of stopping yet.

    however when somebody does manage to mobilize this lot to actually do something else than infighting, fish eating and being lazy terrifying things can happen.
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    2. Bloodthirsty sea pirates who ravaged northern Europe beginning in the 9th century.

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    In the US people are naming their children "Khaleesi". Also, samuel and co are much better then the traditional german (language) names, Karl, Franz, Heinz, Peter, Udo, Ingo, Fritz and so on. They are all dreadful, and the girls names are even worse. Ursula, Gundula, Hildegard, Heike, Anke and so on.

    Not that kevin, jacqueline and chantal are much better. (even without the Kevinismus).
    What's wrong with Kevin? Only asking because I caught this on the beeb earlier...
    Kevin is (and has been for at least generation now) the go-to german chavy name and has an ongoing everyday sociological debate (name<-> person connotation) associated with it

    See: The Strange German Disease Called "Kevinism": Can a Lame Name Mess Up Your Life?
    Trivia time: what that article doesn't mention, "Kevin" becoming a very popular name in Germany started with the movie "Dances with wolves" ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liare View Post

    however when somebody does manage to mobilize this lot to actually do something else than infighting, fish eating and being lazy terrifying things can happen.
    Really? because the Denmark i know has a 600 year history of losing every war, being ass whipped by sweden/norway every time they get above their station and generally achieving nothing of note. And the Danes accuse the English of living in the past...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiodome View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Liare View Post

    however when somebody does manage to mobilize this lot to actually do something else than infighting, fish eating and being lazy terrifying things can happen.
    Really? because the Denmark i know has a 600 year history of losing every war, being ass whipped by sweden/norway every time they get above their station and generally achieving nothing of note. And the Danes accuse the English of living in the past...

    ( <3)
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    political union by marriage not the result of military conquest (and this marriage was to protect from scary german merchants), and lasted until the danes tried to actually fold norway into denmark, at which point things started to go south, sweden said lol no, and the danes got dumpstered.

    so they were good at getting married, but not so good at anything else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiodome View Post
    so they were good at getting married, but not so good at anything else.
    I know this from somewhere...oh yeah, my own countrys' history!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatFreddy View Post
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    so they were good at getting married, but not so good at anything else.
    I know this from somewhere...oh yeah, my own countrys' history!
    To be fair to Austria, you're not nearly as much of a megalomaniac with no basis in reality as good old Denmark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoggbert View Post
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    so they were good at getting married, but not so good at anything else.
    I know this from somewhere...oh yeah, my own countrys' history!
    To be fair to Austria, you're not nearly as much of a megalomaniac with no basis in reality as good old Denmark.
    I think that's the nicest thing I've heard anyone say about Austria in quite a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiodome View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Liare View Post

    however when somebody does manage to mobilize this lot to actually do something else than infighting, fish eating and being lazy terrifying things can happen.
    Really? because the Denmark i know has a 600 year history of losing every war, being ass whipped by sweden/norway every time they get above their station and generally achieving nothing of note. And the Danes accuse the English of living in the past...

    ( <3)
    when the bits of the populations that are worth a damn stays home to eat fish, quarrel with their neighbours and generally have a good time the outcome is quite predictable.

    though to be fair, if you're counting wars lost and won it doesn't come out overwhelmingly in Sweden's favor either.

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    so they were good at getting married, but not so good at anything else.
    I know this from somewhere...oh yeah, my own countrys' history!
    To be fair to Austria, you're not nearly as much of a megalomaniac with no basis in reality as good old Denmark.
    being small doesn't prevent thinking big y'kno!

    now about that independence thing you got going on, you lot done frolicking about yet ?
    Viking, n.:
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    2. Bloodthirsty sea pirates who ravaged northern Europe beginning in the 9th century.

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    The only thing about the UK that is totally overrated and overhyped is their involvement in WW2. They basicely did nothing (a very important nothing, but still). 95% of that war was won in the east.
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    Quote Originally Posted by W0lf Crendraven View Post
    The only thing about the UK that is totally overrated and overhyped is their involvement in WW2. They basicely did nothing (a very important nothing, but still). 95% of that war was won in the east.
    >They did nothing
    >It was an important nothing

    Good to see you covering all bases for any potential reply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by W0lf Crendraven View Post
    The only thing about the UK that is totally overrated and overhyped is their involvement in WW2. They basicely did nothing (a very important nothing, but still). 95% of that war was won in the east.
    hurr durr, they were reading Hitlers email.
    meh

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    Quote Originally Posted by W0lf Crendraven View Post
    The only thing about the UK that is totally overrated and overhyped is their involvement in WW2. They basicely did nothing (a very important nothing, but still). 95% of that war was won in the east.

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    Commonwealth did nothing meme.


    Still managed to btfo krauts in whichever theatre they were in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by W0lf Crendraven View Post
    The only thing about the UK that is totally overrated and overhyped is their involvement in WW2. They basicely did nothing (a very important nothing, but still). 95% of that war was won in the east.
    and today kids, we learned that W0lf gets his history from the same neo-nazi pamplets he gets everything else.
    Viking, n.:
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    2. Bloodthirsty sea pirates who ravaged northern Europe beginning in the 9th century.

    Hagar's note: The first definition is much preferred; the second is used only by malcontents, the envious, and disgruntled owners of waterfront property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keckers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by W0lf Crendraven View Post
    The only thing about the UK that is totally overrated and overhyped is their involvement in WW2. They basicely did nothing (a very important nothing, but still). 95% of that war was won in the east.
    >They did nothing
    >It was an important nothing

    Good to see you covering all bases for any potential reply.
    They did very little actual fighting, they just sat pretty on their island. Forcing hitler to spread thin in case they ever did do something and forcing 2 fronts, which was very important. But in actual fighting the war, they did not do much.


    If you go by how people actually talk about it and movies, games, tv shows in general youd always assume britain and the US "won" the war. In reality they did little bar stretch the nazis thin and allow the soviets to win. Without the east the UK (and probably the US) would have died instantly, while without the Uk and the US the war could still have gone either way. They "won" nothing, they just supported the winning side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by W0lf Crendraven View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by W0lf Crendraven View Post
    The only thing about the UK that is totally overrated and overhyped is their involvement in WW2. They basicely did nothing (a very important nothing, but still). 95% of that war was won in the east.
    >They did nothing
    >It was an important nothing

    Good to see you covering all bases for any potential reply.
    They did very little actual fighting, they just sat pretty on their island. Forcing hitler to spread thin in case they ever did do something and forcing 2 fronts, which was very important. But in actual fighting the war, they did not do much.


    If you go by how people actually talk about it and movies, games, tv shows in general youd always assume britain and the US "won" the war. In reality they did little bar stretch the nazis thin and allow the soviets to win. Without the east the UK (and probably the US) would have died instantly, while without the Uk and the US the war could still have gone either way. They "won" nothing, they just supported the winning side.

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