Germany

By: Jai, Bobby, Jared, and Ethan

Introduction

How is Germany like?


Germany has many historical beauties, a high priority on structure and punctuality, and it was a big part of both of the World Wars


We will show you how Germany is and was, how the people are, and everything else about Germany

How does Germany look like?

Germany is the seventh largest country in area in Europe with a total area of 356,970 sq km (137,827 sq mi).


The country has a varied terrain that ranges from low-lying coastal flats along the North and Baltic seas, a central area of rolling hills and river valleys! and heavily forested mountains and snow-covered Alps in the south.


Germany's major rivers are the Danube, the Elbe, the Oder, the Weser, and the Rhine


The Central German Uplands (Mittelgebirge), and the Southern German Highlands


The Bavarian plateau in the southwest averages 1,600 ft (488 m) above sea level


Zugspitze Mountains, the highest point in the country is 9,721 ft (2,962 m)


Germany is about the size of Montana

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What natural resources do Germany have?

Germany is the worlds largest lignite producer



Germany is also rich in uranium and natural gas.


Germany's main source of renewable energy is solar and wind power.


The main source of non renewable energy is still nuclear energy and liquid fossil fuels.


Most of the resources in Germany come from industrial production.


Germany is also was the leading steel producer before the 20th century

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What are the Geman's culture?


Germans always love to be organized and always keep track of time and are on time.


They are stoic (can endure pain and hardship without showing emotions) who strive for perfectionism and precision in all aspects of there lives.


Their attitudes seem unfriendly but in reality they have a keen sense of community and social conscience and a desire to belong.


Obviously, there official language is German which is more than 95%


Germans love rich cuisine- Zwischenmahlzeit, pretzels, and other high class things


65-70 percent of the Germans are identified as Christian, 3.7 percent are Muslims, and the other 28.3 percent are unaffiliated or have a religion other other than Christianity.

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What is Germany's history?

  • Angela Merkel is the current prime minister in Germany
  • Germany is a major industrialized nation in central Europe, a federal union of 16 states (Lander). Germany has a long, complex history and rich culture, but it did not become a unified nation until 1871. Before that time, Germany had been a confederacy (1815-1867) and, before 1806, a collection of separate and quite different principalities.
  • Its central location in Europe has made Germany a crossroads for many peoples, ideas, and armies throughout history. Present-day Germany originated from the ad 843 division of the Carolingian empire, which also included France and a middle section stretching from the North Sea to northern Italy. For centuries, Germany was a collection of states mostly held together as a loose feudal association. From the 16th century on, the German states became increasingly involved in European wars and religious struggles. In the early 19th century, French conquest of the German states started a movement toward German national unification, and in 1815, led by the state of Prussia, the German states formed a confederacy that lasted until 1867
  • In late June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo, Bosnia. An escalation of threats and mobilization orders followed the incident, leading by mid-August to the outbreak of World War I, which pitted Germany, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire (the so-called Central Powers) against Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy and Japan (the Allied Powers). The Allies were joined after 1917 by the United States. The four years of the Great War–as it was then known–saw unprecedented levels of carnage and destruction, thanks to grueling trench warfare and the introduction of modern weaponry such as machine guns, tanks and chemical weapons. By the time World War I ended in the defeat of the Central Powers in November 1918, more than 9 million soldiers had been killed and 21 million more wounded
  • Under the leadership of Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, or Nazi Party, grew into a mass movement and ruled Germany through totalitarian means from 1933 to 1945. Founded in 1919 as the German Workers’ Party, the group promoted German pride and anti-Semitism, and expressed dissatisfaction with the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, the 1919 peace settlement that ended World War I (1914-1918) and required Germany to make numerous concessions and reparations. Hitler joined the party the year it was founded and became its leader in 1921. In 1933, he became chancellor of Germany and his Nazi government soon assumed dictatorial powers. After Germany’s defeat in World War II (1939-45), the Nazi Party was outlawed and many of its top officials were convicted of war crimes related to the murder of some 6 million European Jews during the Nazis’ reign.

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Tourist Attractionc

  • Rügen Cliffs
  • Romantic Rhine
  • Fraunekirche
  • Lindau
  • Oktoberfest
  • Cologne Cathedral
  • Holstentor
  • Heidelberg Old City
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Neuschwanstein
  • Berlin Wall
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