Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 4 weeks ago

Can germany ever regain alsace and lorraine for historical purposes?

Update:

‘Moist’ Fix your spelling before correcting others dummy!

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  • John P
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Oh, do you mean reverting to the Holy Roman Empire shortly after the time of Charlemagne? If so, the whole map of Europe would have to change, and we have seen enough changes in the last 160 years, thank you - the moist recent in the 1990s, after nasty civil war and ethnic cleansing.

    Apart from brief German occupation between 1871 and 1919, and briefly in WW2 along with most of France, when was the last time that Alsace and Lorraine (capitals, please) were in hands which could be described as 'German'?

    Note that Germany changed its borders significantly 6 times between 1917 and 1995.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Yes sure.

    Then France can take it back for historical purposes

    Then the Duchy of Lorraine can take it back for historical purposes

    Then the Carolingian Empire can take it back for historical purposes

    Then the Kingdom of the Franks can take it back for historical purposes

  • Following the atrocities committed by German troops in Alsace and Lorraine, the inhabitants no longer speak German and the present generation consider themselves to be exclusively French.  The exception is Strasbourg where it's possible to wander in and out of Germany and where street signs are bilingual.  Germany and France have good relations and are founder members of the EU.  Moving the border between them is not something that will happen in the foreseeable future.  The most likely outcome will be political union between EU states to give a United States of Europe.

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