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  •  I came here from Germany when I was small, (1+ / 0-)
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    peregrine kate

    so I have been quite Americanized, although the strong influence of my parents, and grandparents in particular, has given me a not-entirely-American view of the world.

    I still have much family and loads of friends in Germany, most in the South, and when we visit, they say constantly that Germany is no longer the country it used to be, and not necessarily in a good way.  I suppose it's everywhere.

    •  Change (0+ / 0-)

      Germany is changing all the time like everything else. I am visiting too once in a while, because I still have much family there (also in the South).
      I've seen positive and negative progress over there. I like how much is being done for the environment. I visited family im Allgaeu and in Munich, and was really impressed. Lots of roofs with solar panels, wind power, the majority of cars is energy efficient, and they take their recycling really, really seriously, to the point where I got overwhelmed with all the sorting and learning about what goes where.

      I'm also starting to see more tolerance. Germany has turned into an immigration country over the last decades and there are so many different nationalities! More Germans are finally accepting the fact, it's not just Germans anymore. And they needed to learn that. Of course, there is still much intolerance. It will never go away, neither in Germany nor anywhere else. There will always be people who hate what they don't know. We can only hope that these become a minority all over the world, but I don't see that happening anytime soon, if ever.

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