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Off Topic,

but this article is so great:

http://www.welt.de/data/2005/05/31/725504.html

About the french "NON": "Ein guter Tag für Europa" / "A good day for Europe"

Statler & Waldorf. Sounds like an American country music band. I often wonder if Germans understand the influence of German immigrants on America. I know this is off topic but, American culture is not American without the German contribution (and the contribution of others as well). From the 1700s to the early 1900s Germans were the largest non-British, non-English speaking immigrant group. (Including my ancestors)
The greatest contribution Germans have made to the evolution of the free society was made by Germans who came to the US and made sacrifices and gave their efforts to the development of our country. I was doing some family research and discovered that one of my ancestors, a man named Francis Sermersheim, served in the Union Army in the Civil War and was wounded at Antietam, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg and later fought at the battle of Atlanta. That's a hell of a resume. He's just one of thousands of German-Americans who contributed to the establishment of this country. Do Germans understand that millions of Germans in years past concluded that it wasn't worth sticking around for the next act? That their future lay in the mountains of Pennsylvania, the woods of Indiana, the plains of Nebraska, the mosquito infested flatlands of Wisconsin? Are there books published in Germany about the adventures and achievements of those who left Germany in the 1700s & 1800s for the Americas and Australia? Are Germans oblivious of this history?

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