I know the problem. I had it a couple of times just because the languages sound simular to the Brits and the French.... I had a receptionist in a hotel appologising to me, because he didn't want to help me at first because he thought I was German... I only asked if they had tennisballs I could lend to play on their court. I only got them after I told him I wasn't German, but Dutch.Pollux said:It often is quite dangerous being on vacation in Britain or France. If you say you are german, it can end with you being beaten up by some guys, for being a nazi. I had to find that out the hard way a few times. Some of my friends just say that they are from austria when they are on vacation....
Pollux said:I think the military doesn count so much.
We still have the biggest ground force in Europe.
Actually when when cold war was at its climax, we had as many tanks, as in 1942 before we attacked russia. Additional we had 64 active Mech Inf bataillons. So we had more armed forces than whole western Europe together .
I think its more important how politics would change and become more aggressive.