Germans and their flags

Now for the Soccer World Championship Germans hang out their black-red-gold flags from their windows, put it on their cars and everywhere else. I’m totally fine with this! As long as they hang out the correct flag! A few year ago my neighbor hanged out the “Reichskriegsflagge” (imperial war-flag)! Moron!

The problem with this black-white-red flag is that it’s used by Neo-Nazis. The one my neighbor put out had moreover a black cross on it. I did some research and found out it’s the imperial war-flag used from 1933-1935 but the white flag beneath it has always been a mystery to me. My point is that every German who puts a black-red-gold flag outside his window puts out the flag of “good Germany”.  It’s the flag of the people who had enough of the “Kaiser” (Emperor) and the monarchy. It stands truly for democracy. See more on this topic from Wikipedia below.

Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_flag):

“The black-red-gold tricolour first appeared in the early 19th century and achieved prominence during the 1848 revolution. The short-lived Frankfurt Parliament of 1848–1850 proposed the tricolour as a flag for a united and democratic German state. With the formation of the Weimar Republic after World War I, the tricolour was adopted as the national flag of Germany. Following World War II, the tricolour was designated as the flag of both West and East Germany. The two flags were identical until 1959, when the East German flag was defaced with the coat of arms of East Germany. Since reunification on 3 October 1990, the black-red-gold tricolour has remained the flag of Germany.

The flag of Germany has not always used black, red and gold as its colours. After the Austro–Prussian War in 1866, the Prussian-dominated North German Confederation adopted a tricolour of black-white-red as its flag. This flag later became the flag of the German Empire, formed following the unification of Germany in 1871, and was used until 1918. Black, white and red were reintroduced as the German national colours with the establishment of Nazi Germany in 1933.”

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