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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
 


1167 Comments:
 
6 days ago #9312517        

I speak a little Russian.



6ArTrA6

15 F
23 days ago #9302605        

I speak a little German too, and I'm American.



KOakaKO

48 M
27 days ago #9299960        

I tell people in the U.S., who haven't read enough history, that if the Soviet Union weren't an ally the war would have been lost. If the United Kingdom was not an ally, the war would have been lost. If the Allies didn't have the support of Canada, Australia, and a lot of other countries, the war could have been lost. That's over-simplifying the answer, but it's easy to squeeze into a couple of sentences that way.

This is why I like reading history. Truth is usually much more interesting than fiction, or unfounded beliefs. I dislike reading that some people from the U.S. behave that way... but I know I can't deny it, because I don't doubt that a lot of them do. The painful part is that it proves one of my everyday sayings to be true; "The more stupid or ignorant somebody is, the more they will tell you about it".



2 months ago #9283813        

@Netherlands No, we aren't the center of the world. I only think we are the best because I'm from here, but I think most people believe their country is best and they are entitled to that. What I am saying is that America had the resources and man power to outproduce both Germany and Japan. Many and Australian Canadian tanks we made in the US, we gave supplies to Britain even before joining the war, and we were able to produce surplus tanks to lend or lease to Russia. I don't think "America really one the war." not in Europe at least, though we basically did fight the Japanese alone except for a skirmish with Russia here and there and the British on a few occasions. I do, however, think that America coming into the war was a large factor in the allied victory.

As for how we came to be in the war, we threatened to cut off Japan's oil supply as we were not happy with how they were behaving, they struck first and declared war on us. To save face, Hitler declared war on the US and sent u boats as far as the Gulf of Mexico and the coast of New York. The US finally had an excuse and public support to engage in a war in Europe and the Allies boxed Germany in. Short version.



2 months ago #9280983        

@Nightshade624 so, you're saying that amarica did it, and all the rest just was there to support them? because we are more thankfull towards britian and canadese soldies then you. i dont even know how you got involved in the first place. you need to get your ego down, and not just about this topic. america is not as great as you think.



2 months ago #9277976        

Oh okay, so you did make one after all...Nice:3
Pretty amazing how Denmark has learned to speak German now:XD:



4 months ago #9259731        

Well, yes, if it wasn't for the Norwegians the Nazis might have had a nuke before America did. Thanks Norway! and if it weren't for the British, Canadians, and French resistance, D-Day might not have been possible. But it did get to the point where we were practically fighting the Japanese all on our own. bottom line, team effort won the day.



4 months ago #9259449        

I'm betting you understand more German than you think! I know enough German to be dangerous and I was able to at least read a bit of Danish when I was in Copenhagen (Swedish was a little easier)



6 months ago #9202717        

@mrnewwanderer agreed.



7 months ago #9196601        

@Katherine Katya! you're back :) I missed you too



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