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A lot of Europeans have asked if I would do a comic about how some Americans act like they personally ended WWII, and the irony of "Do you speak German? No? You're welcome!" of course being that a lot of countries outside of Germany are taught German in school. Not because of WWII, but because Germany is a big and important country so it helps to understand the language. Even I who can only speak very little German understand quite a bit of it, and I don't even know why. :XD:

Next after Sweden and Norway, Germany is Denmark's best friend, especially in the tourist season. They have always had a bit of a "I hate to love you" relationship ranging from Denmark still imitating Germany when they were at war, to Germany still wanting to go to Denmark even after it felt betrayed when Denmark briefly got it's border control back.

Even during WWII Nazi Germany treated Denmark nicely (Well, as nicely as Nazi Germany could treat anyone) and made it possible for Denmark to ship 99% of it's Jews to Sweden before Denmark got invaded and then made an agreement with Nazi Germany that the remaining Danish Jews weren't allowed to get killed (mind you, at first a lot died anyway because of the poor conditions, but they got their own special areas when the Danish goverment found out about it) and not be sent to the really bad concentration camps. Danish Jews became quite popular in the camps they went to because the guards would usually steal the food that was sent to people in the camps, but only stole cigarettes and candy from the Danish Jews thanks to the agreement, so they had something to share with people.

And that is the long answer as to why Denmark don't want America to beat Germany up. The short answer being "because he wants Germany to visit his beaches" ;)

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Deductions504 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  New member
America at his finest, people.
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fefe1966 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thread America alright! xD
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123Coolness Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student Filmographer
That's what I do to repay my friends XD
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redisawsome4 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Only America.
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Scarletts-Fever Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To be honest... they teach in school that we personally ended WWII. With the atomic bomb. :(
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Nevir-Saedi Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
Ummmm, no they don't. That ended things with Japan, but we didn't even really start to fight Germany till after that.
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Scarletts-Fever Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I personally realize it's not how the war ended, but they do teach that in most schools. I've met a lot of Americans who believe it too. Hence the comic.
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Nevir-Saedi Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
"they do teach that in most schools." You say this on the basis of what? Nearly everyone I know went to an American public school and none of them were taught that the US ended WWII with the atomic bomb and nobody I know believes that.
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Scarletts-Fever Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My experience is obviously different from yours. 
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Nevir-Saedi Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
Or you paid zero attention in class. Even more likely you enjoy making things up.
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iamSketchH Featured By Owner Edited Nov 16, 2014
No they don't. You should pay better attention in class. The conflict with Japan (after they bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941) was ended with the atomic bomb. That was only the very beginning of American involvement in the war, and the atomic bomb itself has never been used since. You skipped over all the rest of 1942-1945. I have not seen a single American textbook say the atomic bomb marked the end of the war, nor that America was solely responsible for the war's end. Rather, the opposite. In fact, most American schools laboriously try to teach us to be able to label axis and allied countries. I seriously doubt any teacher has told you that the event that marked the BEGINNING of America's involvement was actually the END of their involvement.

As for the the comic above, it deals with stereotypes--which the artist has said before. Many people stereotype Americans as having huge egos and no education. Don't agree and live up to stereotypes. You should be working to prove them wrong.
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Scarletts-Fever Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My experience is obviously different from yours. Have a wonderful day.
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AngelPhoenixGirl Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
In my school they taught the same thing. They said that the a-bomb on Japan was a warning to Germany and basically that it ended the feud with Japan and that they scared Germany by threatening that they would blow up Germany if they didn't surrender. So I can relate to this well (Even though I'm a Russian living in the USA)
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Scarletts-Fever Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes I was told the same thing. I've had multiple teachers who give all the credit to the U.S. while barely talking about the other countries' contribution. I was even made to write an essay once on how the atomic bombings ended the war. *facepalm*
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AngelPhoenixGirl Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. It just depends on the teachers and the school curriculum...
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bubble-blast Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey I'm half german XD
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yoyohotmanjesus Featured By Owner Edited Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's things like this that make me embarrassed to be an American.

But then I remember we have White Castle and everything is all better. God I love those little sliders... 
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yellowgirl0113love Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student Artist
Germany looks cute :3333
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backup-character Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
"What is that an innuendo for?!" pfffffft homygod. I love these
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LordMars Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Germany's face:)))) you've made my day:squee: 
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Tealinia93 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To be fair, that joke is mostly used as a retaliation, (usually to the French, lol), who make fun of Americans for their culture.
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sansfure Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
I might be American, but god damn if this didn't make me burst out laughing.
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Abby7horizon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
LOLOLOL!!! Still laughing!

This is great. And unfortunately, very accurate thanks to the new guy in office.
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WakkoDemonBoy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Yeah, america kinda does that
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SchattenLotus Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Germany and a " Wurst " ... ... :devilish: :XD:
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FumbleslovesBeastly Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Ok you have to admit.. America is kind of adorable.
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Abby7horizon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Adorable and ugly all at once naturally. lol!
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FumbleslovesBeastly Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
egg-sactly~
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UmbrellaKid10 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
One word: Churchill.
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SharpSaber Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Great Britain did all the work!
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darkmoonfalling15 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
haha that is so true, I am from the U.S and when I hear things like this I am like :facepalm: I mean it was not called a WORLD WAR for nothing, there was fighting in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Pacific ect , and even after joining the war after Pearl Harbor it was not the only American country that participated I know that Canada (being a territory of UK) was in it also Cuba, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, I think also Guatemala too I know there are more but I can't remember.
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KireiChokoreto Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
The stereotypical American response to this would be "What? No. It's called a world war because America got involved. America is THAT important."

As an American, I take absolutely no offense to this statement because it's absolutely hilarious to know that "my people" are just that stupid. :XD:
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darkmoonfalling15 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
well the stereotypical U.S response since America is the whole continent, actually the continent is named after an Italian, but yeah I know what you mean the U.S does seem to do that :) we should really pay more attention there is a whole world out there and we are not the center of it :XD:
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KireiChokoreto Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Ahahaha! Agreed.
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ToaHelryx Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
XD Oh god, America....
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ZUUT23 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
I'm American and that made me laugh
But in reality it was a joint effort between several countdowns
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ZUUT23 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
*countries
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Tanskaaaa Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Funny, I'm half german half danish and I laughed so hard because of this pic :DD
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n3xtt Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Oh God, I'm so happy I found this. I literally fell out of my chair.
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canadianbacon0 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
The U.S. didn't single handedly end the war but it is likely that without U.S. supplies and aid in the beginning and the two front diversion it caused later Germany would be sitting pretty with it's Nazi regime intact.
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kiariemiko Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
a 2 front war was started by the ussr getting involved in ww2 not the u.s.
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013



The US, the Russians, the British, and the Germans had two fronts.


The Russians didn't get involved, they were attacked.

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Verteidiger01 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
I hate when American's do that. However, some Europeans like to make it seem like the US did next to nothing and that Russia did everything... that's also annoying.
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yubbi45 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Americans speaking German instead of English was avoided because of a ONE PERSON vote
if that one person, or another person, went the other way German would be the most spoken language today, not English :unimpressed:
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Adelza Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
part of me hates my country for this reason
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chibistarscream1998 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
It took a long time for me to get this joke....
To our country America would've said "Do you speak Japanese? No? Your welcome!"
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zapdosrocks Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So true about us Americans
but not all are like that

just most XD
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Vonnai Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
not ALL americans are like tht...... but i guess a lot of it is.....
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Bonniebluejeans Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol. Oh, America. So well meaning, yet so slow in the head. I will answer Sweden's(?) question: We forgot. Like a goldfish, I'm afraid.

Funny stuff. I like. :3
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