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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:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valknut

The runes are saying in German: Alle Germanen vereint = All Germanics united
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Schikera Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
alles gut außer irland und schottland und wales :)
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Wieso XD
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Schikera Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
die iren,schotten und die waliser sind kelten, keine germanen :)
aber sonst tolles bild
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
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.
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MarcelMueller Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
Ich fall bald um. Herrlich was man bei dir findet!Hug 
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Ab September kommt mehr, dankeschön :)
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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.
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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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bruiser128 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Well i'm a brony and a speculative fiction lover, so don't expect any less.^^

So are YOU a MLP:FIM fan?
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
No I´m not, but it´s no problem for me when others like it. ;)
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