"Why should Pennsylvania, founded by the English, become a colony of aliens, who shortly will be so numerous as to Germanize
us instead of us Anglifying them?" Franklin wrote in 1751.
The Germans considered it part of Germany and sought to Germanize
Why should Pennsylvania, founded by the English, become a colony of Aliens, who will shortly be so numerous as to Germanize
us instead of our Anglifying them, and will never adopt our language or customs, any more than they can acquire our complexion?"
Franklin asked a question, which no doubt summed up the feelings of many other Pennsylvanians: "Why should Pennsylvania, founded by the English, become a colony of aliens, who will shortly be so numerous as to Germanize
us, instead of our Anglifying them, and will never adopt our language or customs any more than they can acquire our complexion?"
Germany, thus, has emerged as a hegemonic power in the EZ, and it is using its newly acquired power to establish a new rules-based system of European economic governance that, if fully implemented, would partially Germanize
the economies of southern Europe.
It is not difficult to see the parallels between Putin's approach and that of Joseph Stalin, who declared at the start of World War II that the "enemy" aims to "destroy" Russia's "national culture," to "Germanize
" its people, and "convert them into slaves." The difference, of course, is that the Nazi Wehrmacht actually invaded the Soviet Union, whereas Ukraine simply wanted to decide its own future.
While subjects of the Austro-Hungarian Empire since 1526, the Czechs and Slovaks were considered the most "westernized- of 10 the Slavic peoples and stubbornly retained their culture, Ilanguage and traditions despite efforts by their Hapsburg rulers to "Germanize
Roma children were tracked into schools for the dysfunctional and at times forcibly removed, to be raised and educated by non-Roma, similar to the Lebensborn program under the Nazis that sought to Germanize
Aryan looking Polish children.
(3) In view of the historically hegemonic status of the German language in the region, it is not surprising that the tendency of some urban Estonians to Germanize
their last names continued until the First World War, despite central government attempts to raise the status of Russian through a policy of cultural Russification in the last decades of the tsarist era.
Forced to play the moderate subordinate in Danzig, Greiser became radical and independent as Gauleiter and Reich Governor in Poznan, obsessively pursuing absolute regional autonomy and zealously "working towards the Fuhrer" to "Germanize
" the Wartheland.
In a campaign to Germanize
the town, Christian and Jewish Poles were expelled and replaced by Germans from the Baltic countries, from Bessarabia, and from Wollin, Germany.
Nahplan intended to "Germanize
" Poles and relocate them to Germany for labor.