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    Quote Originally Posted by Willowsprout
    Hi nice to meet you Congrats on your Graduation and further studies
    Thank you for the welcome, Willowsprout! I look forward to discussing with you in the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phlegethon
    The naive thinking in categories of Empire and "Might is Right" and the even more naive personalization of history.

    Well, kindly explain to me how YOU conceive of history, Mr. Phlegethon! In addition, I fail to see how Empire and "Might is Right" indicate any kind of naivete: on the contrary, I think Realpolitik is more realistic view of politics, at least compared to the other decadent ways of looking at international relations (functionalism, liberalism, constructivism, or worse...).

    As a side note, let me remind you that I was relating this concept to Bismarckian politics. I do not apply these concepts to justify what my government currently does. So, please do not inadvertently make that mistake. I am not certain if that was your intent, but I figure I would preclude that idea before you generated it.

    Thank you for your feedback! I look forward to your response!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phlegethon
    Mannheim or Heidelberg?
    I attended a university in Massachusetts. I have not attended a university in Germany (yet), although I hope I may take some courses at Heidelberg or Mannheim while I am in Germany. As you might have noticed, my postal code is for Bad Dürkheim. I am participating in an internship of sorts here, where I will stay for an entire school year. Since you are located in Westfalen, I would assume that you studied elsewhere, such as Köln.
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    Post AW: Re: AW: Greetings! I have returned after a long hiatus!

    Quote Originally Posted by HCRenee1980
    Since you are located in Westfalen, I would assume that you studied elsewhere, such as Köln.
    Nope. Cologne is a scary, nasty, filth-ridden place and the university is just gross and overcrowded. Apart from that Cologne isn't Westphalia but Rhineland, and thus enemy land. A Westphalian university would be Münster (or Paderborn, but that is hardly a university).

    Though being a Westphalian I studied in central Germany.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phlegethon
    Nope. Cologne is a scary, nasty, filth-ridden place and the university is just gross and overcrowded. Apart from that Cologne isn't Westphalia but Rhineland, and thus enemy land. A Westphalian university would be Münster (or Paderborn, but that is hardly a university).

    Though being a Westphalian I studied in central Germany.
    Oh, forgive me...I confused the Rheinland region with the Westfalen region . I suppose it is due to the fact that the regions are together in one Bundesland now. I have never been at the university, so I was not aware that it was so deplorable. Are you near Paderborn: then you would be near Wewelsburg, am I not correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HCRenee1980
    Oh, forgive me...I confused the Rheinland region with the Westfalen region . I suppose it is due to the fact that the regions are together in one Bundesland now.
    Thanks to the yankees and Tommies.

    Quote Originally Posted by HCRenee1980
    I have never been at the university, so I was not aware that it was so deplorable. Are you near Paderborn: then you would be near Wewelsburg, am I not correct?
    I would, but I am not, as I am located in westernmost Westphalia. I know the Wewelsburg though. It harbors a youth hostel these days.
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    and my heart dreams and longs to die.

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    Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the world; since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind.

    - Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phlegethon
    Thanks to the yankees and Tommies.



    I would, but I am not, as I am located in westernmost Westphalia. I know the Wewelsburg though. It harbors a youth hostel these days.
    Ahh, I see. I figured I'd ask. On behalf of my crazy country, which I hope to leave soon anyway, sorry we made the Länder into one Land. By the way, and I mean no insult, why do you dislike the Nordrhein region so much? I know it is an ignorant question, but I am not familiar with this disdain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HCRenee1980
    By the way, and I mean no insult, why do you dislike the Nordrhein region so much? I know it is an ignorant question, but I am not familiar with this disdain.
    First of all there is no such thing as Nordrhein in the German language. It is an example of a nonsensical anglicism. In the German language there is either an Oberrhein (in southern Germany) and a Niederrhein (in western Germany), depending on where the fountain is located.

    Westphalians and Rhinelanders have different mentalities. The first are rather quiet, stern and industrious while the latter are rather loud, silly and lazy. Apart from that Rhinelanders don't know shit about beer. Just visit Düsseldorf or Cologne and find out what you get served when you order a beer.
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    Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the world; since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phlegethon
    First of all there is no such thing as Nordrhein in the German language. It is an example of a nonsensical anglicism. In the German language there is either an Oberrhein (in southern Germany) and a Niederrhein (in western Germany), depending on where the fountain is located.

    Westphalians and Rhinelanders have different mentalities. The first are rather quiet, stern and industrious while the latter are rather loud, silly and lazy. Apart from that Rhinelanders don't know shit about beer. Just visit Düsseldorf or Cologne and find out what you get served when you order a beer.
    HAHAHAHA, oh, that's classic!!! My ex-fiance was from the Ruhrgebiet!!! I know exactly what you are talking about. He fit the stereotype COMPLETELY. I agree: the beer there is gross. Although I'm a little embarrassed to admit it, I rather liked Koelsch though.... I hate American beer though, YUCK, so at least I'm not a total washout!
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    Post AW: Re: AW: Re: AW: Re: AW: Re: AW: Greetings! I have returned after a long hiatus!

    You're American, so you are not supposed to recognize real beer anyway.
    And all my youth passed by sad-hearted,
    the joy of Spring was never mine;
    Autumn blows through me dread of parting,
    and my heart dreams and longs to die.

    - Nikolaus Lenau (1802-1850)

    Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the world; since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind.

    - Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837)

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