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GERMANIC TRIBES

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« on: November 30, 2007, 05:57:30 pm »








The German western frontier was fixed relatively early and remained fairly stable. But the eastern frontier moved to and fro for hundreds of years. Around 900 it ran approximately along the Elbe and Saale rivers. In subsequent centuries German settlement extended far to the east. This expansion stopped only in the middle of the 14th century. The ethnic boundary then made between Germans and Slavs remained until World War II.

Since time immemorial, different characteristics have been ascribed to the various regional groups. Natives of Mecklenburg, for instance, are considered reserved,

Swabians thrifty,

Rhinelanders happy-go-lucky,

and Saxons hardworking and shrewd



Traditional observations that are gladly perpetuated to this very day in a spirit of good-natured folkloric

rivalry.

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