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Vaterland wrote:Perhaps it was that post WW1, the German people felt solidarity with other Germans becasue of the harsh conditions impossed on them by the Treaty of Versailles, regardless of wheather they were Bavarian, Prussian, Saxon, etc.... They were all paying dearly for WW1, so why not pay dearly together.
I really hope I am making somesort of sense here.
Pirx wrote:I have read book "Talks with headsman" - it's long interviev with Joseph "Jurgen" Stroop (1895-1952)- SS officer. He was born in Detmold, and in his opinion before 1914 German Empire was a couple princedoms, kingdoms, freistadts etc. Only army, money and emperor were symbols of united country. "Before 1914" he wrote "each of us was first Bavarian, Prussian or Schwab, and in second row German". In his opinion I World War was the factor that they all felt Germans, as one nation.
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