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    Germanic culture

    please there is a question i am very ambitious to know its answer from the specialists here ,there are countries in europe with germanic languages what about germanic culture and traditions ,Could you tell me which countries in europe that have germanic traditions and cultures?

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    Countries with Germanic culture and traditions are basically the same as those that speak Germanic languages + a few bordering regions that used to speak Germanic languages (e.g. French Flanders-Artois, Wallonia, Lorraine, Alsace).
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    Volga German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic

    Do You know: Volga German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic?

    Areas Volga German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic was the site arrivals from Germany since the eighteenth century, a result of isolation from mainstream culture, heavily influenced by German and Russian, living in areas of Volga Germans have produced their own culture and were on the road to education is a separate nationality - Volga Germans. After the revolution of the Germans went to Russia, while many others have joined the revolutionary movement. October 19, 1918 was created in these areas first, non-formal form of German autonomy. Volga German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic was established January 6, 1924 year.

    After Germany attacked the Soviet Union (June 22, 1941), Joseph Stalin, fearing acts of sabotage on the part of Volga Germans, issued a decree in exile "(28 August 1941), under which the Republic was abolished, and Germany Volga deported to Kazakhstan and Siberia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maciamo View Post
    Countries with Germanic culture and traditions are basically the same as those that speak Germanic languages + a few bordering regions that used to speak Germanic languages (e.g. French Flanders-Artois, Wallonia, Lorraine, Alsace).
    ok what about other parts and provincess of northern france (such as paris ,Normandy .....and so on ) do they have also germanic culture although they speak a roman language and follow a roman catholic doctorine?
    and what about England ,scotland and wales do they have germanic culture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by motatalea View Post
    ok what about other parts and provincess of northern france (such as paris ,Normandy .....and so on ) do they have also germanic culture although they speak a roman language and follow a roman catholic doctorine?
    and what about England ,scotland and wales do they have germanic culture?
    Protestantism has nothing to do with Germanic culture. About half of Germanic speakers are traditionally Catholic. Original Germanic people are pagan. Germanic countries have the highest percentage of atheists and agnostics nowadays (especially Scandinavia and East Germany, where over 50% of the population is not Christian or religious).

    England and Lowland Scotland are usually considered Germanic. Modern Normandy, however, has lot most of its Germanic culture because it's nearly 1000 years that they don't speak a Germanic language anymore. In contrast, French Flanders speak has some Flemish speakers and Flemish was dominant a few generations ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maciamo View Post
    Protestantism has nothing to do with Germanic culture. About half of Germanic speakers are traditionally Catholic. Original Germanic people are pagan. Germanic countries have the highest percentage of atheists and agnostics nowadays (especially Scandinavia and East Germany, where over 50% of the population is not Christian or religious).

    England and Lowland Scotland are usually considered Germanic. Modern Normandy, however, has lot most of its Germanic culture because it's nearly 1000 years that they don't speak a Germanic language anymore. In contrast, French Flanders speak has some Flemish speakers and Flemish was dominant a few generations ago.
    Mr Maciamo iam really sorry for inconvenience and annoying just two points 1-so the language has a 100% relation to culture and traditions contrawisely the relgion which has no relation at all right?
    2-is it the language which is a part derived from the culture or the opposite is the true?

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    1) almost 100%. Culture stays a few centuries longer than language if language changes over time.

    2) culture is derived from language. Culture takes centuries to build. Language can change relatively quickly (within a few generations), like in Alsace.

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