JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish or English? #general


In a message dated 7/21/2005 3:12:02 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, writes:

< If we go back to the American situation, before 1871 Germany didn't exist
and probably most of the other European nation states didn't exist. >

==Germany did not exist as a unified nation before then but it did exist as
a cultural, linguistic and national area. In those respects it was quite
similar to the various colonies and later states that together developed into
the United States. Certainly England/Britain, France, Netherlands, Russia,
Austria-Hungary, Sweden, and Switzerland had existed by then as nation states
for some centuries, and even Italy had by then become a united monarchy.

Michael Bernet, New York

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