Scandinavia and the World

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Mother's Day Card 26 3, 10:58pm

@TachyonCode Hrrrmn. I'm no expert on religious history, but while Germany was the source of Protestantism and most of it's branches, my understanding is that it generally reached America through England. England and Germany would be close relatives (consider where the term Anglo-Saxon comes from - "England" would quite possibly be the child of Germany and one of the Scandinavian countries, or would at least share a common ancestor with Germany). So it's probably reasonable to give England the paternal role you're attributing to Germany - but at the period of America's birth, England was agreeing with a lot of Germany's ideas when it came to religion and passing them on.

(Mostly because Henry the 8th wanted to remarry... five times, in the end... but that's beside the point.)

While any nations 'parents' are going to be more complex than just two, if I was to pick two for America (and Canada) it would be that both were born as a result of a hate-fuelled affair between England and France, who then started fighting again over custody. England won, but when America ran away from home, France provided support until America could stand on his own. America and England then remained estranged until England and France buried their proverbial hatchets and started actually getting along for the first time in centuries.