Where are the pitfalls? It gradually replaced Almain, the most common term found in Middle English and late-15th century texts, by the 18th century; the latter having already marginalised the less common medieval variants of the modern word "Dutch". Minority rights for Poles in Germany were revoked by Hermann Göring's World War II decree of 27 February 1940, and their property was confiscated. [24], Note: Berlin is included into East Germany for the year 2002 and 2008. Why does my character have such a good sense of direction? German identity and the problem of history. The Nazi era produced mostly propaganda films although the work of Leni Riefenstahl still introduced new aesthetics in film. [43], In 2008, 18.4% of Germans of any age group and 30% of German children had at least one parent born abroad. According to Karla Berndt, communications manager for the German-Chilean Chamber of Commerce (Camchal), descendants totaled 500,000. German is the shared mother tongue of a substantial majority of ethnic Germans.

German is the only official and most widely spoken language. [105] German inventors, engineers and industrialists such as Zeppelin, Daimler, Diesel, Otto, Wankel, Von Braun and Benz helped shape modern automotive and air transportation technology including the beginnings of space travel. According to a study done by the University of Bremen in cooperation with the "Bundesverband Alphabetisierung e.V. [51] After Attila's unexpected death the Hunnic Empire collapsed with the Huns disappearing as a people in Europe–who either escaped into Asia or otherwise blended in amongst Europeans.[52]. [123], During the last decade of the 20th century, Germany changed its attitude towards immigrants. Four other sizable groups of people are referred to as "national minorities" (nationale Minderheiten) because they have lived in their respective regions for centuries: Danes, Frisians, Roma and Sinti, and Sorbs. ", "In East Germany, a Decline as Stark as a Wall", "Lack of Women in Eastern Germany Feeds Neo-Nazis", "East Germany overtakes West Germany: recent trends in order-specific fertility dynamics", "State & society - Births - Average number of children per woman - Federal Statistical Office (Destatis)", "The Growth of Germany's Muslim Population", "Prognose: Wohlstand in Deutschland wird sinken", "Publikation - STATmagazin - Population - Families with a migrant background: traditional values count - Federal Statistical Office (Destatis)", "Bevölkerung mit Migrations - hintergrund auf Rekordniveau", "Bevölkerung mit Migrationshintergrund – Ergebnisse des Mikrozensus 2017", "The Deportation and Destruction of the German Minority in the USSR", "Jewish Population of the World - Jewish Virtual Library", "Pressemitteilungen - Bevölkerung mit Migrationshintergrund um 8,5 % gestiegen - Statistisches Bundesamt (Destatis)", https://www.destatis.de/DE/Themen/Gesellschaft-Umwelt/Bevoelkerung/Migration-Integration/Publikationen/Downloads-Migration/auslaend-bevoelkerung-2010200197004.pdf?__blob=publicationFile, "State & society - Current population - Federal Statistical Office (Destatis)", "Kreisfreie Städte und Landkreise nach Fläche und Bevölkerung 31.12.2009", "Gebiet und Bevölkerung – Fläche und Bevölkerung", https://www.leipzig.de/fileadmin/mediendatenbank/leipzig-de/Stadt/02.1_Dez1_Allgemeine_Verwaltung/12_Statistik_und_Wahlen/Statistik/Leipzig_fb_Migranten.pdf, "2015: Mehr Asylanträge in Deutschland als jemals zuvor", "Gesamtschulen und Grundschulen sind das Beste in unserem Schulsystem", https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gm.html, "Statistisches Bundesamt Deutschland – Herz-/Kreislauferkrankungen nach wie vor häufigste Todesursache", "Bevölkerung und Kirchenzugehörigkeit nach Bundesländern Table 1.1 shows 63.4 % of the German population to be Christians of which 2.2% outside the Evangelische Landeskirchen (EKD) and the Roman Catholic Church.