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its scarey 2 think if hitler did not attack USSR and continued to join forces with ussr,japan and Italy and all 4 attack Britain and US, I THINK HITLER And stalin WOULD HAVE WON together and conqured the world scarey thought
During the war many foreigners were interned at Dachau, but in April 45 bomb the SS transferred higher value prisoners to “Arbeitserziehungslager Reichenau”, Innsbruck, Austria. Prior to this a handful of American diplomats trapped in Berlin when war was declared, were eventually released to Switzerland in 1942 in a negotiated exchange. I think the ...
To add to @Yannis Rizos's post, what has come down to us as the Germanic tribal name Alemanni is actually the Latin name for what that tribe called itself. The tribe called itself the High Germanic equivalent of the modern German "alle männer", or "all men"/"all mankind", because they themselves were all the people they usually referred to. The Romans ...
There is a Wikipedia article on the topic, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_Germany Because of Germany's geographic position in the centre of Europe, as well as its long history as a non-united region of distinct tribes and states, there are many widely varying names of Germany in different languages, perhaps more so than for any other European ...
In Portugal it is called "Alemanha", not "Alman". It is that way because of the tribe living in that region of Europe, "Álamos" Source: I'm Portuguese.
The name comes from the Alemanni, a Germanic tribe. Germany is known by a variety of names throughout the world, you can find a comprehensive list on Wikipedia: Names of Germany. See also: Is there a reason why Germany (Deutschland) is called so many different things in other European languages? (German Language Stack Exchange)
In one of the most stunning examples of misplaced over-optimism in history, Hitler blithely assumed the British were a broken force, unable to do him any meaningful harm from where he had them pent up in their little island. Remember, perhaps the singular most important pillar of Hitler’s ideology was the “drive to the East” to obtain “living space” ...
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