Climate threats and real environmental problems

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Nobody can have possibly escaped the daily climate hysteria fed to us by the media. “We have 10 years to change things before it’s too late.” “The glaciers are melting.” “The earth is getting warmer by the day.” “The Gulf Stream is grinding to a halt.” “Large parts of the planet are going to become uninhabitable.” “The deserts are expanding.” “The Arctic ice is melting – and sea levels will rise by several meters.”

New threats, demands and pressures from the establishment are mounting. Billions of dollars are being spent on new technology, research and projects. Anybody who questions anything is immediately branded a “climate denier” – an epithet of abuse almost equal to “racist” or “holocaust denier” – and effectively silenced. According to politicians, the climate threat is the number one political issue of the modern day, as well as being extremely profitable for various interest groups. Coincidentally, the climate issue happens to go hand in hand with pro-refugee and anti-racism activism. Celebrities and politicians compete with one another as to who can be the most “radical” on the climate issue, in order to get as much attention as possible. Behind these public figures lurk powerful globalists, who harbour their own agenda.

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The less influence white people have on geopolitics, the more cultural marxists and colored people will destroy the planet!

Deforestation

The most toxic place on earth

90% of Ocean Plastic Disaster Caused by Third World Pollution

For decades, Russia’s oil giants have been polluting parts of the country’s once thriving landscape, often in secret, spilling oil onto the land and into the Arctic Ocean, poisoning the water and destroying the livelihood of local communities and Indigenous Peoples.

Russia’s New Maritime Doctrine And Issues With The Surface Fleet

Soviet Whaling: A Study in Evil

5 Ways China Is DESTROYING the Planet

20 Signs China’s Pollution Has Reached Apocalyptic Levels

An Ecological Disaster that Could Starve the World

World Toilet Day

What Africans are “Fleeing”: Their Self-Created Disasters

South Africa: Water Crisis due to African Incompetence, Overpopulation, and Raw Sewage.

‘S-ITHOLE COUNTRIES’: WHAT MAKES A COUNTY? THE PLACE OR THE PEOPLE?

The brain drain produces many more losers than winners in developing countries

Cargo Cult

World Population Growth

Top 10 Populations

Regions of Africa by population 1950-2018

The vanishing animals that future generations will never see

Wildlife in ‘catastrophic decline’ due to human destruction, scientists warn

RHINO STATISTICS – POACHED AND POPULATION FIGURES

“Alarming” — For the First Time Ever, Bees Added to the Endangered Species List

Bushmeat

Congo’s Ebola outbreak poses challenges for bush meat

African Migrants Smuggling Tons Of Illegal And Diseased ‘Bushmeat’ Into Europe Each Year.

About Megabats and POCs

Britain’s Hedgehog numbers halved since millennium

BAN HALAL & KOSHER MEAT

Reclassify the theft of a pet to a specific crime in its own right.

Denmark at the forefront of European efforts to combat pet smuggling

One of the world’s leading investigators into the illegal trade in ivory and rhino horn has been killed in Kenya.

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Colored people most often love abusing animals

Torture Festival Banned in Mexico!

Yulin Dog Meat Festival CONTINUES!!!

Yulin dog eating festival: 3000 dogs skinned alive, blow-torched then served-up as food

Why China’s dog eating festival is a wake-up call to the world

The 14 Worst ‘Festivals’ Still Taking Place Today

Justice For Tiny Puppy Skinned Alive And Tossed In A Garbage Can To Die!

State Department stops sending explosive-detecting K-9’s to Jordan, Egypt over dog deaths

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One or the Other – Parasitism or Mutualism

Parasitoid

Mimicry

Aggressive Mimicry

Brood parasite

Kleptoparasitism

Invasive species

Invasive

Lessepsian Migration

Commensalism

Parasitic Strangling Trees

Cuckoo

Cheating birds mimic host chicks to deceive their ‘foster parents’

Locust Infestation

r/K selection theory

Squirrel Genocide

Endangered Species

Deforestation

Carl von Linné (1707-1778)

“I will join when the collapse comes”

Man in front of burning house

When supporters are encouraged to organise and fight for a better future for the Nordic countries, the following response is sometimes heard: “When the system collapses, I will join you.”

This poor excuse usually comes from well-meaning people who have not yet summoned up the courage to do something. As a defence mechanism to legitimise their own passivity, they have persuaded themselves that they have to wait for things to get worse.

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About My Viking Forefathers

Differences between Norwegian, Swedish and Danish Vikings

Danish Viking Rule Over Norway?

Germanic vs Scandinavian Tribes. How different were they?

How Tall Were the Vikings?

Dragon Heads on Viking Ships: Why were they used?

Famous Viking Fortress will be reconstructed

The Largest Viking Fortress Discovered in Denmark

Enormous Viking hall reconstructed + other Viking news

Viking Trade and Trade Towns

What does the word Viking mean?

Who were the Vikings?

Vikings seduced women across Europe

What Did The Viking Houses Look Like?

The Raven Banner

Learn Danish in 5 minutes

Why is it called Bluetooth & what has it to do with Vikings?

Top 10 Danish National Values

The Viking Age Began in Denmark – Because of Heathen Resistance

Ancient Sword Found in a Swedish Lake

Isolated People in Sweden Used Runes Up Until The 20th Century

Iceland’s First Asatru Temple in 1000 years will soon be ready

Payment for past crimes: 12th-century French cleric who called on Denmark to pay for Viking raids

Gamleborg Viking Fortress

Fierce in Battle, Fierce in Trading – Viking Sea States of Merchants

Adult at Puberty, Dead at 40 – Viking Children Practiced with Swords and Quickly Grew Up to Become Adults

The Viking Economy: Trade in the Viking Age

The History of the Vikings in the Netherlands

Viking Vessels

Why Do We Know So Little About Viking Helmets?

What Was Life Like for the Average Viking

How did the Vikings Become French? | The Origin and History of the Normans.

Vikings “Saved” Europe – Not Charlemagne

How the Vikings Saved Europe and Got a Terrible Reputation

Differences between Norwegian, Swedish and Danish Vikings

Germanic vs Scandinavian Tribes. How different were they?

Five Boroughs of the Danelaw // Vikings Documentary

The Lost History of the North: VIKINGS DANELAW

878: A Tour of Viking Britain – Make UK Danish Again!

“Impossible” to separate Anglo-Saxon and Danish-Viking DNA

Ireland’s Population in “Serious Decline” before Vikings’ Arrival

When Danish Vikings Moved to England

Vikings seduced women across Europe

How did the Vikings Discover North America?

Archaeologists: Viking Age Older Than What Believed

The Viking Age Began in Denmark – Because of Heathen Resistance

How Big Was Denmark in the Viking Age?

Holmgang

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Denmark: The Oldest Germanic Country!

The oldest continuously used national flag

Denmark

The Beginning of Denmark

The History of Denmark

Nationwide Genomic Study in Denmark Reveals Remarkable Population Homogeneity

Copenhagen: The Capital of All Nordic Countries and the Spiritual Capital for All Germanic People

When We All Spoke Danish

Make Scandinavia Danish Again! – Kalmar Union 2.0

The Kalmar Union

That time when all of Scandinavia was one nation | The Kalmar Union

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Denmark’s Personal Unions

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About Germanic People

Germanicness

Germanic Kinship Patterns

Norse/Germanic Ancestry and Religion in the British Isles

List of ancient Germanic peoples

Proto-Germanic language

Grimm’s Law & Verner’s Law

The Natural Diet of the Germanic Peoples

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Julius Caesar and Tacitus are 2 ancient romans who wrote about the Germanic tribes. Their works were very long and detailed but one great part is about the Germanic diet and agriculture. This can show us in the modern day the most ancient diet that we have records that our ancestors ate.

Norse Magic and Beliefs

Differences between Norwegian, Swedish and Danish Vikings

Danish Viking Rule Over Norway?

Germanic vs Scandinavian Tribes. How different were they?

How Tall Were the Vikings?

Dragon Heads on Viking Ships: Why were they used?

Famous Viking Fortress will be reconstructed

The Largest Viking Fortress Discovered in Denmark

Enormous Viking hall reconstructed + other Viking news

Viking Trade and Trade Towns

What does the word Viking mean?

Who were the Vikings?

Vikings seduced women across Europe

What Did The Viking Houses Look Like?

The Raven Banner

Learn Danish in 5 minutes

Why is it called Bluetooth & what has it to do with Vikings?

Top 10 Danish National Values

The Viking Age Began in Denmark – Because of Heathen Resistance

Ancient Sword Found in a Swedish Lake

Isolated People in Sweden Used Runes Up Until The 20th Century

Iceland’s First Asatru Temple in 1000 years will soon be ready

Payment for past crimes: 12th-century French cleric who called on Denmark to pay for Viking raids

Gamleborg Viking Fortress

Fierce in Battle, Fierce in Trading – Viking Sea States of Merchants

Adult at Puberty, Dead at 40 – Viking Children Practiced with Swords and Quickly Grew Up to Become Adults

The Viking Economy: Trade in the Viking Age

The History of the Vikings in the Netherlands

Viking Vessels

Why Do We Know So Little About Viking Helmets?

What Was Life Like for the Average Viking

How did the Vikings Become French? | The Origin and History of the Normans.

Vikings “Saved” Europe – Not Charlemagne

How the Vikings Saved Europe and Got a Terrible Reputation

Differences between Norwegian, Swedish and Danish Vikings

Germanic vs Scandinavian Tribes. How different were they?

Five Boroughs of the Danelaw // Vikings Documentary

The Lost History of the North: VIKINGS DANELAW

878: A Tour of Viking Britain – Make UK Danish Again!

“Impossible” to separate Anglo-Saxon and Danish-Viking DNA

Ireland’s Population in “Serious Decline” before Vikings’ Arrival

When Danish Vikings Moved to England

Vikings seduced women across Europe

How did the Vikings Discover North America?

Archaeologists: Viking Age Older Than What Believed

The Viking Age Began in Denmark – Because of Heathen Resistance

How Big Was Denmark in the Viking Age?

Holmgang

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Denmark: The Oldest Germanic Country!

The oldest continuously used national flag

Denmark

The Beginning of Denmark

The History of Denmark

Nationwide Genomic Study in Denmark Reveals Remarkable Population Homogeneity

Copenhagen: The Capital of All Nordic Countries and the Spiritual Capital for All Germanic People

When We All Spoke Danish

Make Scandinavia Danish Again! – Kalmar Union 2.0

The Kalmar Union

That time when all of Scandinavia was one nation | The Kalmar Union

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Denmark’s Personal Unions

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About Germanic People

Germanicness

Germanic Kinship Patterns

Norse/Germanic Ancestry and Religion in the British Isles

List of ancient Germanic peoples

Proto-Germanic language

Grimm’s Law & Verner’s Law

Dragon Heads on Viking Ships: Why were they used?

A quick video about the reason and function of the famous dragon heads that were put on viking ships. These had a military tactical use but also a much deeper spirituality that will teach us about Norse religion.

Norse Magic and Beliefs

Differences between Norwegian, Swedish and Danish Vikings

Danish Viking Rule Over Norway?

Germanic vs Scandinavian Tribes. How different were they?

How Tall Were the Vikings?

Famous Viking Fortress will be reconstructed

The Largest Viking Fortress Discovered in Denmark

Enormous Viking hall reconstructed + other Viking news

Viking Trade and Trade Towns

What does the word Viking mean?

Who were the Vikings?

Vikings seduced women across Europe

What Did The Viking Houses Look Like?

The Raven Banner

Learn Danish in 5 minutes

Why is it called Bluetooth & what has it to do with Vikings?

Top 10 Danish National Values

The Viking Age Began in Denmark – Because of Heathen Resistance

Ancient Sword Found in a Swedish Lake

Isolated People in Sweden Used Runes Up Until The 20th Century

Iceland’s First Asatru Temple in 1000 years will soon be ready

Payment for past crimes: 12th-century French cleric who called on Denmark to pay for Viking raids

Gamleborg Viking Fortress

Fierce in Battle, Fierce in Trading – Viking Sea States of Merchants

Adult at Puberty, Dead at 40 – Viking Children Practiced with Swords and Quickly Grew Up to Become Adults

The Viking Economy: Trade in the Viking Age

The History of the Vikings in the Netherlands

Viking Vessels

Why Do We Know So Little About Viking Helmets?

What Was Life Like for the Average Viking

How did the Vikings Become French? | The Origin and History of the Normans.

Vikings “Saved” Europe – Not Charlemagne

How the Vikings Saved Europe and Got a Terrible Reputation

Differences between Norwegian, Swedish and Danish Vikings

Germanic vs Scandinavian Tribes. How different were they?

Five Boroughs of the Danelaw // Vikings Documentary

The Lost History of the North: VIKINGS DANELAW

878: A Tour of Viking Britain – Make UK Danish Again!

“Impossible” to separate Anglo-Saxon and Danish-Viking DNA

Ireland’s Population in “Serious Decline” before Vikings’ Arrival

When Danish Vikings Moved to England

Vikings seduced women across Europe

How did the Vikings Discover North America?

Archaeologists: Viking Age Older Than What Believed

The Viking Age Began in Denmark – Because of Heathen Resistance

How Big Was Denmark in the Viking Age?

Holmgang

Image result for Dannebrog wiki

Denmark: The Oldest Germanic Country!

The oldest continuously used national flag

Denmark

The Beginning of Denmark

The History of Denmark

Nationwide Genomic Study in Denmark Reveals Remarkable Population Homogeneity

Copenhagen: The Capital of All Nordic Countries and the Spiritual Capital for All Germanic People

When We All Spoke Danish

Make Scandinavia Danish Again! – Kalmar Union 2.0

The Kalmar Union

That time when all of Scandinavia was one nation | The Kalmar Union

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Denmark’s Personal Unions

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About Germanic People

Germanicness

Germanic Kinship Patterns

Norse/Germanic Ancestry and Religion in the British Isles

List of ancient Germanic peoples

Proto-Germanic language

Grimm’s Law & Verner’s Law

Danish Viking Rule Over Norway?

2021Denmark ruled over Norway 3 times during the Viking age. Harald Bluetooth from 970-975, Swein Forkbeard from 1000-1014, and Knut the Great from 1028-1035. These were not an invasion that resulted in conquering. These times were Norway wanting to be under Danish rule because they had love and respect for the Danish kings and leadership.

Norse Magic and Beliefs

Differences between Norwegian, Swedish and Danish Vikings

Germanic vs Scandinavian Tribes. How different were they?

How Tall Were the Vikings?

Famous Viking Fortress will be reconstructed

The Largest Viking Fortress Discovered in Denmark

Enormous Viking hall reconstructed + other Viking news

Viking Trade and Trade Towns

What does the word Viking mean?

Who were the Vikings?

Vikings seduced women across Europe

What Did The Viking Houses Look Like?

The Raven Banner

Learn Danish in 5 minutes

Why is it called Bluetooth & what has it to do with Vikings?

Top 10 Danish National Values

The Viking Age Began in Denmark – Because of Heathen Resistance

Ancient Sword Found in a Swedish Lake

Isolated People in Sweden Used Runes Up Until The 20th Century

Iceland’s First Asatru Temple in 1000 years will soon be ready

Payment for past crimes: 12th-century French cleric who called on Denmark to pay for Viking raids

Gamleborg Viking Fortress

Fierce in Battle, Fierce in Trading – Viking Sea States of Merchants

Adult at Puberty, Dead at 40 – Viking Children Practiced with Swords and Quickly Grew Up to Become Adults

The Viking Economy: Trade in the Viking Age

The History of the Vikings in the Netherlands

Viking Vessels

Why Do We Know So Little About Viking Helmets?

What Was Life Like for the Average Viking

How did the Vikings Become French? | The Origin and History of the Normans.

Vikings “Saved” Europe – Not Charlemagne

How the Vikings Saved Europe and Got a Terrible Reputation

Differences between Norwegian, Swedish and Danish Vikings

Germanic vs Scandinavian Tribes. How different were they?

Five Boroughs of the Danelaw // Vikings Documentary

The Lost History of the North: VIKINGS DANELAW

878: A Tour of Viking Britain – Make UK Danish Again!

“Impossible” to separate Anglo-Saxon and Danish-Viking DNA

Ireland’s Population in “Serious Decline” before Vikings’ Arrival

When Danish Vikings Moved to England

Vikings seduced women across Europe

How did the Vikings Discover North America?

Archaeologists: Viking Age Older Than What Believed

The Viking Age Began in Denmark – Because of Heathen Resistance

How Big Was Denmark in the Viking Age?

Holmgang

Image result for Dannebrog wiki

Denmark: The Oldest Germanic Country!

The oldest continuously used national flag

Denmark

The Beginning of Denmark

The History of Denmark

Nationwide Genomic Study in Denmark Reveals Remarkable Population Homogeneity

Copenhagen: The Capital of All Nordic Countries and the Spiritual Capital for All Germanic People

When We All Spoke Danish

Make Scandinavia Danish Again! – Kalmar Union 2.0

The Kalmar Union

That time when all of Scandinavia was one nation | The Kalmar Union

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Denmark’s Personal Unions

Denmark–Norway

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About Germanic People

Germanicness

Germanic Kinship Patterns

Norse/Germanic Ancestry and Religion in the British Isles

List of ancient Germanic peoples

Proto-Germanic language

Grimm’s Law & Verner’s Law

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Mighty Denmark, enough said!

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Christiania

Norse/Germanic Ancestry and Religion in the British Isles

The settlement of Great Britain by Germanic-speaking people from continental northwest Europe in the Early Medieval period (early 5th to mid 11th centuries CE) has long been recognised as an important event, but uncertainty remains about the number of settlers and the nature of their relationship with the preexisting inhabitants of the island. In the study reported here, we sought to shed light on these issues by using 3D shape analysis techniques to compare the cranial bases of Anglo-Saxon skeletons to those of skeletons from Great Britain that pre-date the Early Medieval period and skeletons from Denmark that date to the Iron Age. Analyses that focused on Early Anglo-Saxon skeletons indicated that between two-thirds and three-quarters of Anglo-Saxon individuals were of continental northwest Europe ancestry, while between a quarter and one-third were of local ancestry. In contrast, analyses that focused on Middle Anglo-Saxon skeletons suggested that 50–70% were of local ancestry, while 30–50% were of continental northwest Europe ancestry. Our study suggests, therefore, that ancestry in Early Medieval Britain was similar to what it is today—mixed and mutable. The Anglo-Saxons were a cultural group who inhabited England in the Early Middle Ages. They traced their origins to the 5th century settlement of incomers to Britain, who migrated to the island from the North Sea coastlands of mainland Europe. However, the ethnogenesis of the Anglo-Saxons occurred within Britain, and the identity was not merely directly imported. The development of an Anglo-Saxon identity arose from the interaction between incoming groups of people from a number of Germanic tribes, both amongst themselves, and with indigenous British groups. Many of the natives, over time, adopted Anglo-Saxon culture and language and were assimilated. The Anglo-Saxons established the concept, and the Kingdom, of England, and though the modern English language owes somewhat less than 26% of its words to their language, this includes the vast majority of words used in everyday speech. Historically, the Anglo-Saxon period denotes the period in Britain between about 450 and 1066, after their initial settlement and up until the Norman Conquest. The early Anglo-Saxon period includes the creation of an English nation, with many of the aspects that survive today, including regional government of shires and hundreds. During this period, Christianity was established and there was a flowering of literature and language. Charters and law were also established. The term Anglo-Saxon is popularly used for the language that was spoken and written by the Anglo-Saxons in England and southeastern Scotland from at least the mid-5th century until the mid-12th century. In scholarly use, it is more commonly called Old English. The history of the Anglo-Saxons is the history of a cultural identity. It developed from divergent groups in association with the people’s adoption of Christianity and was integral to the founding of various kingdoms. Threatened by extended Danish Viking invasions and military occupation of eastern England, this identity was re-established; it dominated until after the Norman Conquest. Anglo-Saxon material culture can still be seen in architecture, dress styles, illuminated texts, metalwork and other art. Behind the symbolic nature of these cultural emblems, there are strong elements of tribal and lordship ties. The elite declared themselves kings who developed burhs, and identified their roles and peoples in Biblical terms. The effects persist in the 21st century, as a 2015 study found the genetic makeup of British populations today shows divisions of the tribal political units of the early Anglo-Saxon period. The term Anglo-Saxon began to be used in the 8th century (in Latin and on the continent) to distinguish “Germanic” groups in Britain from those on the continent (Old Saxony and Anglia in Northern Germany).

The Anglo-Saxons were a cultural group who inhabited England in the Early Middle Ages. They traced their origins to the 5th century settlement of incomers to Britain, who migrated to the island from the North Sea coastlands of mainland Europe. However, the ethnogenesis of the Anglo-Saxons occurred within Britain, and the identity was not merely directly imported. The development of an Anglo-Saxon identity arose from the interaction between incoming groups of people from a number of Germanic tribes, both amongst themselves, and with indigenous British groups. Many of the natives, over time, adopted Anglo-Saxon culture and language and were assimilated. The Anglo-Saxons established the concept, and the Kingdom, of England, and though the modern English language owes somewhat less than 26% of its words to their language, this includes the vast majority of words used in everyday speech.

Historically, the Anglo-Saxon period denotes the period in Britain between about 450 and 1066, after their initial settlement and up until the Norman Conquest. The early Anglo-Saxon period includes the creation of an English nation, with many of the aspects that survive today, including regional government of shires and hundreds. During this period, Christianity was established and there was a flowering of literature and language. Charters and law were also established. The term Anglo-Saxon is popularly used for the language that was spoken and written by the Anglo-Saxons in England and southeastern Scotland from at least the mid-5th century until the mid-12th century. In scholarly use, it is more commonly called Old English.

The history of the Anglo-Saxons is the history of a cultural identity. It developed from divergent groups in association with the people’s adoption of Christianity and was integral to the founding of various kingdoms. Threatened by extended Danish Viking invasions and military occupation of eastern England, this identity was re-established; it dominated until after the Norman Conquest. Anglo-Saxon material culture can still be seen in architecture, dress styles, illuminated texts, metalwork and other art. Behind the symbolic nature of these cultural emblems, there are strong elements of tribal and lordship ties. The elite declared themselves kings who developed burhs, and identified their roles and peoples in Biblical terms. The effects persist in the 21st century, as a 2015 study found the genetic makeup of British populations today shows divisions of the tribal political units of the early Anglo-Saxon period.

The term Anglo-Saxon began to be used in the 8th century (in Latin and on the continent) to distinguish “Germanic” groups in Britain from those on the continent (Old Saxony and Anglia in Northern Germany).

Norse Magic and Beliefs

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“Impossible” to separate Anglo-Saxon and Danish-Viking DNA

British Women Are Seeking Danish Sperm Donors To Make ‘Viking Babies’

A Brief History Of The Danish Vikings And Of The Danelaw

Five Boroughs of the Danelaw // Vikings Documentary

The Lost History of the North: Thored, Oslac & Yorvik VIKINGS DANELAW ANGLO-SAXONS DOCUMENTARY

About Germanic People

Germanicness

List of ancient Germanic peoples

Germanic Kinship Patterns

Proto-Germanic language

Grimm’s Law & Verner’s Law

Germanicness

From Wikipedia, so take it with a grain of salt.

Tacitus’s Germania was rediscovered by German humanists in the 1450s and first printed in 1473; its publication allowed German scholars to claim a glorious classical past for their own nation that could compete with that of Greece and Rome, and to equate the “Germanic” with the “German” Initially, their notion of Germanic was, however, very vague, and might include peoples such as the Huns and Picts. Later, reading Tacitus’s claim that the ancient Germans were a people indigenous to Germania and unmixed with other nations, this reading narrowed and was used by the humanists to support a notion of German(ic) superiority to other peoples. Equally important was Jordanes‘s Getica, rediscovered by Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini in the mid-15th century and first printed in 1515 by Konrad Peutinger, which depicted Scandinavia as the “womb of nations” (Latinvagina nationum) from which all the historical northeastern European barbarians migrated in the distant past. While treated with suspicion by German scholars, who preferred the indigenous origin given by Tacitus, this motif became very popular in contemporary Swedish Gothicism, as it supported Sweden’s imperial ambitions. Peutinger printed the Getica together with Paul the Deacon‘s History of the Lombards, so that the Germania, the Getica, and the History of the Lombards formed the basis for the study of the Germanic past. The Viking revival of 18th century Romanticism created a fascination with anything “Nordic” in disposition. Scholars did not clearly differentiate between the Germanic peoples, Celtic peoples, and the “Scythian peoples” until the late 18th century with the discovery of Indo-European and the establishment of language as the primary criterion for nationality. Before that time, German scholars considered the Celtic peoples especially to be part of the Germanic group.

The beginning of Germanic philology proper begins in the early 19th century, with Rasmus Rask editing the 1814 edition of Björn Halldórsson’s Icelandic Lexicon , and was in full bloom by the 1830s, with the Brothers Grimm composing a dictionary (Deutsches Wörterbuch) of Germanic etymology, and Jacob Grimm giving an extensive account of reconstructed Germanic mythology in his Deutsche Mythologie. The development of Germanic studies as an academic discipline in the 19th century ran parallel to the rise of nationalism in Europe after the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the search by the developing nascent nation states for their own national histories. Jacob Grimm offered many arguments identifying the Germans as the “most Germanic” of the Germanic-speaking peoples, many of which were taken up later by others who sought to equate “Germanicness” (GermanGermanentum) with “Germanness” (GermanDeutschtum). Grimm also argued that the Scandinavian sources were, while much later, more “pure” attestations of “Germanness” than those from the south, an opinion that remains common today. A “Germanic” national ethnicity offered an intellectual rationale for the unification of Germany, contrasting the emerging German Empire with its neighboring rivals of differing ancestry. The nascent belief in a German ethnicity was subsequently founded upon national myths of Germanic antiquity. These tendencies culminated in a later Pan-Germanism Alldeutsche Bewegung movement, which had as its aim the political unity of all of German-speaking Europe (all Volksdeutsche) into a German nation state.

Contemporary Romantic nationalism in Scandinavia placed more weight on the Viking Age, resulting in the movement known as Scandinavism. The theories of race were developed in the same period, using Darwinian evolutionary ideals and pseudo-scientific methods in the identification of Germanic peoples (members of a Nordic race) as being superior to other ethnicities. Scientific racism flourished in the late 19th century and into the mid-20th century, where it became the basis for specious racial comparisons and justification for eugenic social policies; it also contributed to compulsory sterilization, anti-miscegenation laws, and was used to sanction immigration restrictions in both Europe and the United States. The Nazi Party made use of notions of Germanic “purity” reaching back into the earliest prehistoric times. It also used the “Germanic” nature of peoples such as the Franks and Goths to justify territorial annexations in northern France, Ukraine, and the Crimea. This led to a scholarly backlash and re-examining of Germanic origins after 1945.

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