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Old 02.11.2010, 21:58
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Who? The Germans or the Swiss?
Nevermind. Yeah, I guess Charlemagne was German.
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Don't tell Karl, whatever you do!
... der Grosse?
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Old 02.11.2010, 22:00
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... der Grosse?
Yeah, I just thought of them more as French than German. But alright. Carry on.
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Old 02.11.2010, 22:01
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Read up on the Habsburg.

Sorry Sky hadn't seen your post!

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Old 02.11.2010, 22:03
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So, where were we?

Oh yes... naturalised Swiss who think they know more about Switzerland than the indigenous population...
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Old 02.11.2010, 22:03
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Read up on the Habsburg.
Yea, yea, I know about the Habsburg and their origin in a castle in Switzerland and all.
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Old 02.11.2010, 22:06
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Germanisher than the Swiss?

So, what's yer point, DB?

You tryin' to incinerate that some Swiss might have less that 110% Schwyzer blood coursing through their veins?

That's thoughtcrime, you do realise that?!?!
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Old 02.11.2010, 22:08
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Yea, yea, I know about the Habsburg and their origin in a castle in Switzerland and all.
Thank gawd for Google, eh? Phew!
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Old 02.11.2010, 22:09
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Thank gawd for Google, eh? Phew!

Well, you know... Franks-French... whatever.
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Re: Swissier than the Swiss?

But of course, there was no Germany to seceed from. So therefore, Switzerland did not seceed from Germany.
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Re: Swissier than the Swiss?

To answer your question.. perhaps it takes several generations.. ?
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So, what's yer point, DB?

You tryin' to incinerate that some Swiss might have less that 110% Schwyzer blood coursing through their veins?

That's thoughtcrime, you do realise that?!?!

Well, incinerating someone is a bit more than just thoughtcrime...
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But of course, there was no Germany to seceed from. So therefore, Switzerland did not seceed from Germany.
Don't start playing the misquoting game again, Phos. It just makes you look silly.

Perhaps best to quit while you're ahea... er, never mind...

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Don't start playing the misquoting game again, Phos. It just makes you look silly.

Perhaps best to quite while you're ahea... er, never mind...

Me silly? That's your job DB.
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Re: Swissier than the Swiss?

This is a very innocent thread....

I can imagine some new Swiss probably rub it in. Must feel a bit awkward to feel all new..
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But of course, there was no Germany to seceed from. So therefore, Switzerland did not seceed from Germany.
The Habsburgs owned a big chunk of Europe though not at the same time.


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The Habsburgs owned a big chunk of Europe though not at the same time.
Yeah, I know. They even made it to Mexico.

Next thing you know, someone will say California seceeded from Germany.
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Me silly? That's your job DB.
I wouldn't be so sure of that.

Who was it who challenged the knowledge of a native-born Swiss about the history of his own country in which he was born and raised?



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I wouldn't be so sure of that.

Who was it who challenged the knowledge of a native-born Swiss about the history of his own country in which he was born and raised?



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Yeah, I know. They even made it to Mexico.

Next thing you know, someone will say California seceeded from Germany.

Well.... Charles Quint's Empire was considered so large that the sun would never set on it... and that he divided and bequeathed part of it (Spain) to his son Philip II (husband of Mary Tudor) and that it was the Spaniards who named and settled California... you definitely do have a possible point
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