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A lot of Europeans have asked if I would do a comic about how some Americans act like they personally ended WWII, and the irony of "Do you speak German? No? You're welcome!" of course being that a lot of countries outside of Germany are taught German in school. Not because of WWII, but because Germany is a big and important country so it helps to understand the language. Even I who can only speak very little German understand quite a bit of it, and I don't even know why. :XD:

Next after Sweden and Norway, Germany is Denmark's best friend, especially in the tourist season. They have always had a bit of a "I hate to love you" relationship ranging from Denmark still imitating Germany when they were at war, to Germany still wanting to go to Denmark even after it felt betrayed when Denmark briefly got it's border control back.

Even during WWII Nazi Germany treated Denmark nicely (Well, as nicely as Nazi Germany could treat anyone) and made it possible for Denmark to ship 99% of it's Jews to Sweden before Denmark got invaded and then made an agreement with Nazi Germany that the remaining Danish Jews weren't allowed to get killed and not be sent to the really bad concentration camps. Danish Jews became quite popular in the camps they went to because the guards would usually steal the food that was sent to people in the camps, but only stole cigarettes and candy from the Danish Jews thanks to the agreement, so they had something to share with people.

And that is the long answer as to why Denmark don't want America to beat Germany up. The short answer being "because he wants Germany to visit his beaches" :XD:


28th April 2012

Tagged in Germany Sweden Norway Denmark America

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2 days ago #9402668        
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Holy shit, there are people here that really need to read up on history, geez!



1 month ago #9389974        
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I feel weird for thinking that Denmark looks pretty cute in the last panel, freaking out about Germany.



2 months ago #9384645        
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Oddly, my (U.S.) elementary school taught German, which I studied for twelve years. A lot of Americans--the ones who bother to study another language, anyway--study German because of its close-ish relationship to English. It really isn't a close relationship at all, but closer than most, which makes it pretty easy to learn. ^^;



2 months ago #9383827        
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Funny -- England (don't know about rest of UK) really likes Denmark, but prefers to vacation in Spain or someplace hot with lots of Sun. I don't hear much about UK tourism to Nordic countries -- though we go to Sweden for midsummer because I married into a half-Swedish family in the Northwest of England.



2 months ago #9372266        
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@Jonas_Hrafnagil oh, right. i was thinking of this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7LNZb9R-fg



2 months ago #9372257        
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@Jonas_Hrafnagil i know, right :D i been looking for that show for years ever since i saw it on discovery channle at xmas and i just realised its on youtube :)

i think its ironic how this tanks programme shows the canadians on d-day, even though the british used them more and better. now we're less relevant than canada hahaha. soo many canadian episodes on there. nice to see stuff about them though :)



2 months ago #9372139        
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@MarcusZMonkey Cool video



2 months ago #9372120        
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@mctmb indeed
@Jonas_Hrafnagil @txag70

hey remember all that talk about the canadians in italy.. heres what i meant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdvShlH7VyE



6 months ago #9334333        
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..But that sausage tho



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6 months ago #9332747        
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I agree with @MadsTheLama. While I'm incredibly grateful to Russia for having done most of the fighting to defeat Nazi Germany, I'm really happy that my country was liberated by Americans and Canadians, rather than Russians.



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