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Better late than never by humon Better late than never by humon
You can read the next comic here [link]

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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ScarleyKwinn 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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ScarleyKwinn 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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ScarleyKwinn 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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ScarleyKwinn 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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ScarleyKwinn 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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