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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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Orionnator Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Do you speak German? No? You're welcome."

If that's the kind of stuff some people from my own country of origin say, well, then, I think that's just one more thing on the long list of reasons why I'm not proud to be an American! The bulk of all we did was send two atomic bombs over Japan, ending the war in the Pacific, and we didn't even have any more after bombs that; I have no idea what we might have done if the Japanese back then hadn't surrendered at that point. That was the very first and only use of atomic warfare, and by goodness I hope it's the last.

That being said, I'd like to point out that Germany was the country that started the only two World Wars and lost both of them.
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GonXKillua Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015
This is so true.  american schools glorify the very small intervention the US did during WWII and sort of brushes under the rug how we supported and aided Hitler during the majority of the war.
I'm not even kidding, it's crazy
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JustThatDudeAgain Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015
¨Very small intervention¨...¨Supported Hitler...¨



Where on Earth do you get your facts from?
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LeviathanTheGamer Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Soviets ended the war in Europe. Eisenhower himself ordered that the Americans and British would let the CCCP (USSR) take Berlin and claim their revenge on Nazi Germany for Operation Barbarossa.

Us Americans ended the war in Japan with the Atomic Bombs.
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MoonSpiritTheWolf Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm German so I was like: NO! DON'T HIT ME AMERICA!
And then I remembered I was also american xD
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Gaijohn Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
It may not seem like it but a lot of Americans are grateful for any help we receive. France helped us against the English in our Revolution, and while yes we did come to the aid of the Allies in WW2, we also give a lot of credit and admiration to those who fought back against Nazi Germany and the fact that even if a country got conquered there were resistance groups such as the Dutch who REALLY made the Nazi's lives miserable. You just have a lot of famous idiots and or loud spoken idiots who brag like we so much as touch something and its a major victory (Hell we got our asses handed to us in Vietnam). Heck if it were up to me, I'd have us stop handing so much money to other countries who are only grateful for all that money that they end up giving to their corrupt governments (Mainly in Africa).
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Eric-the-hedgewolf Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
I don't want to be American anymore, everyone else calls Americans idiots T.T
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Gaijohn Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
They call us idiots and yet people still in some cases risk their lives to come to America. If you can't take being called an idiot then you need some thicker skin dude. Yes we are brash, we are proud, but we're also a team player, we welcome everyone into our country, we're friendly, we're a melting pot, and the only thing that is stupid about America is our media. Very trashy, promotes stupidity (Mainly reality TV) and that's what other people in other countries see. So stand proud man! 
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Eric-the-hedgewolf Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
I guess it's just everyone else's stereotypes. They all see us as Jersey Shore people.
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Stephaniedz Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
America stop you're embarrassing us
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MrSpanyard Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Why do people call the USA America always?
Another fun fact, in 1945 70-80% of french people considered URSS to be the ones who helped them the most. In 2005, less than 20% considers so. Holliwood was indeed the greatest propaganda.
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Orionnator Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, everyone calls the UMS (United Mexican States) by the name "Mexico," so why not the same with the USA?
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MrSpanyard Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015
America= Continent, composed of 55 countries.
U.S.A = Country of America, the second largest country in the continent.

Mexica is a Nahuatal word for a tribe of Yucatan. America is the name of the guy who mapped the continent and so the name was given to the whole land. It's not the same. A mexican can be American. So can a canadian or a colombian. I think there's a movie about that.
"You have any mexican friend?"
"Yeah, I do, one. What about you, smartass? You have any American friend?"
"Of course I do, many. All of my friends are American. Because they are from Mexico. America is more than your gringo-land (etc etc)"
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Orionnator Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As I just explained, there is no individual continent called "America". There are seven continents, and North and South America are two of them, and are collectively called "the Americas." Why is it so strange that the official name of a country is shortened for convenience? Australia is another example (officially "the Commonwealth of Australia") and as I already mentioned, so is Mexico. It doesn't matter what the origin of the word is. The official names of the country are shortened for common use and the common names are just as valid as the official names. A Uruguayan would not call himself an 'American'.
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MrSpanyard Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015
Here in spain USA people are called "Estadounidenses". There may be "North America" and "South America", it still doesn't defend your point, as even North America is Mexico, United States and Canada.
Germany is the head of the European Union, but NO ONE calls the germans Europeans. The Popular Republic of China is the most important country in Asia, yey no one calls the chinese Asians. Commonwealth of Australia is shortened to Australia, but there is no continent called Australia. It just happens with the USA. Basically is pure ego, as the name itself means your country is THE country of the continent.

And an Uruguayan is still an American, as much as you dislike it.
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Orionnator Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's actually exactly my point. North America is United States, Mexico, and Canada; and so Mexicans and Canadians are North Americans, but not just "Americans" with no modifier.
1. Germany is in Europe, thus it is a European country and Germans can be called Europeans, although when referring solely to the Germans as a people I acknowledge that it is wiser to stick with "Germans." Either way, point invalid; has minimal parallels with this scenario.
2. This argument is also invalid. This is not about importance. Also: who the heck wouldn't call a Chinese person an Asian? China is an Asian country, and thus people who live in China are also Asians. You're basically denying everything you initially argued now.
3. Australia is a continent. In fact, it's the only place to be an island, a continent, and a country all at once. Look it up. I'm really not sure where you're getting your facts from.
4. I feel as though some sort of pre-established resentment towards the US is influencing your argument.

This isn't about whether I like it or not. This is about calling the right people by the right names based on what part of the world they live in.
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Gaijohn Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Russia had WINTER help them out (Hitler obviously didn't learn from Napoleon) And England while playing an incredible defensive war, really couldn't afford to play offense until yes... AMERICA came in. We helped and we tipped the scale, but we worked as a team, and if Russia really did anything for France they simply brought more troops from the western front to the east, and heck it was the Americans who prevented the Nazi's from detonating Paris. So yeah Hollywood is a good propaganda tool, but believe it or not, people do look outside the movies... Not to mention Americans tend to now see Hollywood as a bunch of BSers
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MrSpanyard Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Well... You didn't helped anyone, maybe your grandfather did. And as far as I know, Mexico or Canada didn't even entered the conflict, only the USA (As I said in the previous coment) so I don't think the name America is right there.

I better not tease you so much, as you seem pretty patriotic, but the USA wasn't that critical to the conflict as many think. It did help a lot, though.
I just wanted to say in my previous coment is that the USA goverment is highly hypocritical when it came to defend some of their so-called values and claims like Russian propaganda (Didn't talk about hitler or climatic effects). But I think only the people of said country should parody their own country, even if Humon is really funny sometimes.
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Deductions504 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
America at his finest, people.
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Deductions504 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Hehe. So am I.
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Starshipfuel15 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
OK screw u I'm american
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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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Orionnator Featured By Owner Edited Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, we obviously didn't do everything. But we did end the last war efforts (in the Pacific), and especially with very harsh and brute forces. It's at the very least impressive that we built and demonstrated the bombs' power, but it's also important to consider that we didn't have any more after the first two, so the war still could have went on if the Japanese hadn't decided to surrender then and there.
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Gaijohn Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
We did. The war in Europe, the crushing blow was the Russians followed by the UK and the US coming shortly after but damn those Russians pummeled Berlin! As for Japan, Russia was ready to declare war on them and get in on that action. Had Harry Truman (Our President at the time) not made the call to drop the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki there would have been a ground war in Japan that would have lead to WAY WAY more deaths, and not to mention the Russians would have had more of a say in what goes on in Japan... Where am I going with this? Lets just say that if Russia had gotten in on the war in Japan we could have a similar situation like we do in Korea... A Communist North and a Democratic South. So the fact that we went in and finished the job early and got Japan to surrender was a blessing in disguise for them. Harry Truman REALLY did not want to drop the bomb and gave Japan PLENTY of chances to surrender and thankfully they did after 2 cities were destroyed.
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Scarletts-Fever Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, that's exactly what I and everyone I've talked to about it was taught in school.
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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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xaphanbeneelim Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually i can tell you it's not what is teached in France. We do know that most of the war was win thanks to the URSS army (especially with the fall of Stalingrad), and that even without USA coming in Normandie, the Nazi would still have lost... only later.
But we do not know what would have happen to the rest of european country once the URSS would have won the war... So thanks anyway USA.

ANd i read about that too : 1945 70-80% of french people considered URSS to be the ones who helped them the most. In 2005, less than 20% considers so. An d That USA and England were ploying to place one french men close to them so they could have a little control over France, and thanks to De Gaulle, it never happen. They even have started to replace the franc (french monney) with one of their own...

The joy of war time, when everybody try to get a piece of the cake !
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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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kat-ozkosar Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I can't think of a school where they would teach that either... 
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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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Gaijohn Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
As a history teacher I can see what you mean because there are those who are gonna give you the propaganda way on how the war ended and the actual way. Yes America played a big role but we weren't the absolute reason it ended.
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Colors-Of-Summer 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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Colors-Of-Summer 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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Gaijohn Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
No country or its people are perfect, and yes America has some dummies in it just like any country. But we also have a lot of intelligent, brave people who give the country a good name. But we also have a media that puts out shows like Jersey Shores etc (Even though they are from NY) and make us look stupid when you can agree with me here, many of us want to be educated, work hard, and live a good normal life. =) But being the patriot that I am, sometimes I won't lie... I feel 20% cooler =)
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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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kat-ozkosar Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Yeh, exactly. Every time that I can recall, I've only heard this kind of joke being said in response to something, and usually it's my dad telling it (who's ethnically German, speaks German, lived in German, loves Germany, etc.) Normally he tells it as "Hey, we saved your arse in WWII ;D" so... It's usually a more light-hearted joke at that, I've never heard it said to make a point before... But hey, maybe the experience is different or the impression it sends is different, idk. 
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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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