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  • I believe in the West and I also consider Countries from Eastern Europe and former Warsaw Pact Countries from Central Europe (East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary) Western.

    13 37.14%
  • I believe in the West and I don't consider Countries from Eastern Europe Western, but I consider former Warsaw Pact Countries from Central Europe (East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary) Western.

    5 14.29%
  • I believe in the West and I don't consider Countries from Eastern Europe and former Warsaw Pact Countries from Central Europe (East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary) Western.

    7 20.00%
  • I believe in the West but I have another Definition of this Concept (and I will explain it below).

    17 48.57%
  • I don't believe in the West.

    4 11.43%
  • I am not sure/I want to see the Votes.

    17 48.57%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bärin View Post
    History of East Germany before the DDR

    The territories of East Germany were settled by Germanic peoples during the last few centuries BC. During the post-Roman migration period, many of these populations left for other lands, and Slavic Wends settled in their wake. German imperial rulers conquered the area during the Middle Ages. The newly acquired land was organized in margravates, German feudal states on the land of Slavs. Consequent waves of German settlements, which in subsequent centuries later included French Hugenots and Jews, gradually modified the originally Slavic composition of the land, except for the small community of Sorbs in Lusatia, and eventually most of what is now East Germany formed a large part of the historical Kingdom of Prussia.

    In Imperial Germany and later during the time of the Weimar Republic, territory that would become East Germany was situated in the center of the state. This territory was known as "Mitteldeutschland" (Middle Germany), while the designation "East" was reserved for provinces such as eastern Pomerania, eastern Brandenburg, Silesia and East and West Prussia.


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    What does that have to do with the Soviet puppet regime? Prussian under leaders such as Bismarck can in no logical way be connected with the DDR, which was more subservient to its Bolshevik masters than its western counterparts


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    Quote Originally Posted by SwordOfTheVistula View Post
    What does that have to do with the Soviet puppet regime?
    You mean the DDR? Nothing, it has to do with East German history, I said the history of East Germany doesn't limit itself to the DDR.

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    Western loosely defined would be basically Germanics plus other Nothern European in society. It wouldn't include people from Eastern (and to a degree Southern, but that depend on who you ask) Europe. It not necessarily synonymous with Germanic.
    For example, someone from Finland would be considered Western, someone from France may well be, that's usually where the cut-off exist.
    But someone from Russia would definitely be considered Eastern, as would someone from the Czech Republic and to a degree even Hungary.

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    I believe in the West but I have another Definition of this Concept (and I will explain it below).

    All those nations majority Y-DNA K2b (M, Q, R, S) hg I consider Western, with all those nations majority Y-DNA NO hg I consider Eastern. Southern nations are those majority Y-DNA G, H and IJ hgs. All of the above derive from Y-DNA F hg and the only really Northern nations are those majority Y-DNA C hg, but together are Y-DNA CF hg throughout Eurasia.

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