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Three Germanic Groups by Arminius1871 Three Germanic Groups by Arminius1871
Just a fast map.

I think the germanic cultures of Europe can be divided in 3 big cultural groups. At first, don´t forget that there is a difference between germanic and german. Germanics are all nordic people of germanic ancestry. Germans are the germanic people in central Europe, and call themselves Deutsche. The english language never used the new name, but kept the old one.

1. Continental Germanics: Germans, Dutch, Flemish, Austrians, Liechtensteiner, Luxemburger, German-Swiss.
In the 19th century many patriots defined all continental Germanics as Germans, the world wars
destroyed this dream and the dutch, part of the Reich until 1648, do not feel as Germans anymore.

2. Island Germanics: During the peoples migration time, the Anglo-Saxons from Northgermany and Denmark moved to the british isles, they built the basis of the english ethnic. Later also danish and other scandinavian vikings settled in Britain and also in Ireland.
There are of course still rather celtic regions like Wales, Cornwall, Northwest Scotland and Northwest Ireland, but even they´re mixed and part of a germanic nation and culture.

3. Scandinavians: The northern kind of Germanics from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, the minorities in Finland and smaller isles like the Färöer Isles.

The symbol in the background is the Valknut, which could be a perfect symbol for the three Germanics:

The runes are saying in German: Alle Germanen vereint = All Germanics united
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Viewer-17 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
By any practical means, the Netherlands had been independent from the Holy Roman Empire since 1581, and have never felt like Germans. In fact, a sense of German identity in general didn't exist until the 19th century. No offence intended, just pointing out!
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
As far as I know they left the Reich officially 1648, but up to the begin of the 20th century
were seen as brothers of the german tongue. The only difference is, you didn´t follow
the High German language development, like for example Switzerland did, even tho
they were indepedant.
That´s why your nether franconian german dialect is officially an own language today.

Nevertheless, all settlers in America from continental german ethnic, were and are considered Germans.

Also the Netherlands are the logical continuation of the german dialects, and also the heritage is exactly the same.

It´s not offensive, we don´t have to agree, we can all think what we want ;)
I see you as german brothers, you maybe don´t want this. You got in fact your own identity,
which I think is sad, I´d like to see all german states in middle europe united.
Schikera Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
alles gut außer irland und schottland und wales :)
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
Wieso XD
Schikera Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
die iren,schotten und die waliser sind kelten, keine germanen :)
aber sonst tolles bild
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Stimmt nur teilweise, der Gesamte Ostteile Schottlands und auch der von Irland
sind von germanischen Angelsachsen und Wikingern besiedelt worden.
Ich weiß, viele Schotten fordern eine keltische identität, aber sie sind abstammungsmäßig keine Kelten,
das hat nur etwas mit mangelnder Bildung in Sachen Völkerkunde zu tun^^

Das Gleiche mit Bayern, hier lebten mal Kelten ja, aber die bajuwarischen Germanen haben sie in der
Völkerwanderungszeit verdrängt. Stell dir vor ich proklamiere jetzt eine keltische Identität, nur weil
die Feinde meiner Vorfahren mal hier lebten, das ist natürlich Unsinn. Das Gleiche ist in Schottland.
Am ehesten leben noch welche in Wales und Westirland und auch Nordwestschottland.
MarcelMueller Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
Ich fall bald um. Herrlich was man bei dir findet!Hug 
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Ab September kommt mehr, dankeschön :)
bruiser128 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
You are one hundred percent correct about the three Germanic groups.
I know this'll sound weird but I use to think of the three Germanic groups
as analogues to the three pony races of the MLP: FIM series.

Earth Ponies represented the Continental Germanic's for their tough and
hardworking nature. Pegasi are the Island Germanic's because they are
the most adventurous of races leading to having the worlds largest colonial
empire. Unicorns are the Scandinavians for their history of progress and discovery.
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Hahaha never saw someone comparing it with that,
but it´s a funny theory^^
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