View Poll Results: Which other Germanic country would you choose to live in?

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  • United States

    4 10.00%
  • Canada

    0 0%
  • Australia

    4 10.00%
  • NZ

    2 5.00%
  • United Kingdom

    3 7.50%
  • Netherlands/Flanders

    1 2.50%
  • Germany

    5 12.50%
  • Austria

    3 7.50%
  • Switzerland

    5 12.50%
  • Denmark

    1 2.50%
  • Sweden

    1 2.50%
  • Norway

    7 17.50%
  • Iceland

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    I would choose Norway. I've been there on holiday several times. I really love this beautiful country. Although my love for Fryslân is great, Norway has something we don't have and that are the fjords and mountains which I like very much.

    Also a very big plus, Norway isn't part of the EU.

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    I selected Australia with NZ coming in second place in my mind.

    The reason for this decision is I like the size of this land mass, the relatively sparse population found outside urban centers, and the various geographical/climate zones ranging from arid to temperate.

    Also, I'm embarrassed to admit, I only speak colloquial English, so the language barrier would be minimal, which would simplify life for not only myself, but for the citizens I needed to communicate with.
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    I wish I could have lived in Greenland and Vinland during the time of Eric the Red and Leif the Lucky.

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    When I have no choice but to live in crime infested areas,
    then I would choose the USA, because of the current gun laws.

    Immigration always increases crime due to several reasons :
    Criminals are looking for a new start, and as fallback an easy victim.
    Natives becoming criminal because of worsening perspectives.
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    Germany. It's probably the closest to England in culture and my kind of music is quite popular there.


    I don't think of America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand as Germanic countries. Anglosphere, yes, but not essentially Germanic.

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    If I wanted to stay "close to home", I would choose Austria, because it's similar in many ways with my region. The culture in my region was influenced by the Austrian empire, the architectures are the same, and Austria has beautiful mountains and hills, a similar idyllic scenery, which would remind me of home. In the cities and towns you can find the typical squares and coffee houses, breweries and bistros/restaurants.

    These old postcards from Austria could have been taken in my region as well:

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    If I wanted to adventure myself a little bit I would choose Iceland. Huge glaciers, temperamental volcanoes, powerful waterfalls, bubbling hot springs and acres of wild untamed scenery, the Nothern Lights shining in the sky, sounds tempting and almost fantasy like.

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    The Faroes for the remoteness and lack of crowdedness - they're only 50.000 peoples. Iceland is also quite small in population, but they receive millions of tourists in comparison. An interesting fact I read was that sheep outnumber human inhabitants 2:1 in the Faroes. Also here volcanic islands, like windswept mountains, crashing waves, jagged coastlines, scenes pulled from Middle Earth. Epic hiking opportunities, visiting old churches and sights, I doubt I would become bored with such a scenery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aelfgar View Post
    Germany. It's probably the closest to England in culture and my kind of music is quite popular there.


    I don't think of America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand as Germanic countries. Anglosphere, yes, but not essentially Germanic.
    Then neither are Great Britain and Ireland. You're buying the whole Celtic idea, so you might as well call Scandinavians Finno-Ugrics. Self-loathing?

    Personally, I view Dutch and German folks to be the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baorn View Post
    Then neither are Great Britain and Ireland. You're buying the whole Celtic idea, so you might as well call Scandinavians Finno-Ugrics. Self-loathing?

    Personally, I view Dutch and German folks to be the same.
    I simply don't think of the Anglosphere countries as Germanic because of the different geography and wildlife. Deserts, canyons, raccoons and kangaroos are strange to the Germanic homelands. I don't know what you mean by buying the Celtic idea or self-loathing.

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    Enough imbeciles say that Britons aren't Germanic, because of the Celtic heritage, so you are kissing their arses and assuming that same attitude. It's because of your Irish blood, so you are trying to overcompensate for your insecurity regarding perceived disapproval. See my signature. I no more think America and the Dominions aren't Germanic, than I could say British and Irish are not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baorn View Post
    Enough imbeciles say that Britons aren't Germanic, because of the Celtic heritage, so you are kissing their arses and assuming that same attitude. It's because of your Irish blood, so you are trying to overcompensate for your insecurity regarding perceived disapproval. See my signature. I no more think America and the Dominions aren't Germanic, than I could say British and Irish are not.
    You're ignoring the explanation I gave; I never mentioned race and didn't say that Americans, Aussies, etc. were not Germanic people.

    As far as I am concerned, anyone of Northwestern European ancestry who grows up speaking a Germanic language is entitled to a Germanic identity. Even if half their ancestry was southern or eastern European. Some may disagree, but they might as well be living in a dream world because their opinion would cut no ice in social and political reality.

    EDIT: It's unlikely that a person of Irish ancestry who grows up in Ireland or the Anglosphere would have a Germanic identity, but a few might. Some Anglophile Irish are called West Brits.

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