>”The separatist crisis in Europe exposed deep institutional fault lines, not only within the EU, but also within the European states themselves. Spain, having dealt with such crises before, was reasonably successful in putting down revolt. France, too, made quite a few blunders in its handling of the issue, but when push came to shove was able to suppress the disparate movements easily enough. It was in Germany that Berlin’s somewhat directionless militarism would bring the situation to a crisis point.”
Enemy at the Gates: Europe in the New International Order
###March 23rd, 2024, 0800 CEST: Under Pressure
The Bavarian crisis was defined by Berlin’s inaction. The federal government was able to put down secessionism in neighboring Baden-Wurttemberg successfully, suppressing the referendum and suffocating the separatist movement. In Bavaria itself, however, where separatists were able to organize themselves before authorities could react, the federal government appeared to have little idea how to proceed. Calls for separatist authorities to turn themselves in fell on deaf ears; the Federal Republic of Bavaria simply forced out federal police and went about its business unconcerned. It was now too late for the situation to be solved quietly, as it had in Baden; rather than massing federal police to regain entry, however, Berlin took a significantly more escalatory approach. Faced with the need to assume control by force or let Bavaria go, authorities in Berlin called up the Bundeswehr Feldjager, backing several state police task forces, to enter Bavaria, regain control of Munich, and put down the separatist movement. It was here that the trouble began.
The Feldjager are officially tasked with policing and securing Bundeswehr facilities. Normally, the most interaction the Feldjager would have with the civilian populace is policing highways for military traffic and securing military bases. Securing a civilian population center in active revolt is not within their usual mandate; many officers were concerned that it may well have been illegal, although the official reading of the Basic Law was solid enough to convince most. It was with some uncertainty, therefore, that the Feldjager entered... keep reading on reddit ➡
/!\ For reason of privacy, I won't share the letter in public space right now. But I'll share it in private message to anyone who is able to read Kurrentschrift and help me. Thanks for understanding /!\
Hello Alsace community, I find the language fascinating, especially it's orthography/script.
I had noticed that the article in the English wikipedia is likely not up to date/correct.
I had posted this question to the linguistics stack exchange site, but. did not find an answer -
Can any of you help answer - if ORTHAL is the correct orthography/script and what additional letters besides the standard ASCII/English letters it uses?
R1: The dogs are bloodlusted, but the Cap at the outset is not.
R2: Both bloodlusted from the start.
My dad is half French
With the latest update his percentages are now
37.3% French & German
6.6% British& Irish
4.4% Spanish& Portuguese
before the update the French&German parts were lower, and the British/Irish, and Spanish/Portuguese were higher.
I guess 23andme got more accurate and re-assigned them as French
so to people of French ancestry my two questions are
Action Francaise was historically a very Germanophobic organization, and in Kaiserreich this was intensified by the CP victory. The Alsatians are a German-speaking group and might become a target for discrimination or even ethnic cleansing, if only to discourage future German irredentism in the area. Ethnic cleansing (and outright mass murder) were suggested during the French Revolution as a means of eliminating this group that refused to speak the "language of the Republic," and though AF is (obviously) a very different sort of group, I can see them being willing to employ similar methods if they somehow manage to regain the region. Of course, AF was also very much into preserving regional cultures/languages and autonomy, so it's possible they wouldn't be so harsh, but then again... What do you guys think would happen to the Alsatians in such a scenario?
Come to think of it, what would the syndies do (depends on which ones- Jacobins and Sorelians seem likely to resort to violence)?
My dog, a 16 y/o male Alsatian has become very week since last year. So basically my mom took great care of him during last winter (Dec '19) and we were fortunate that he survived the tough season, and he was in quite the good shape after that.
Currently he has become quite weak and has many problems:
His testicles have swollen by a lot (roughly 3x the actual size)
He has something that looks like a tumour on his rear left leg. The nearby vets refused to operate saying that he might not make it through
Maggots everywhere. We literally dig out all the maggots daily, spray medicine over the holes, apply neosporin and another medicine (prescribed a a local vet). But within every 3-4 days there is a new hole where we find maggots, and sometimes multiple holes in an area. One time, even in his ears we found maggots (roughly 50 in number), although we put ear drops daily.
His rear legs have become very weak, sometimes he is unable to get up if he slips over water and falls. But on certain occasions he seems energetic and moves around quite easily.
He had another tumor like thing in his mouth, which disappeared one day. Since then that spot in his mouth has swollen a lot and a lot of fluids dripping out of his mouth (looks similar to mucus). There is also a bad smell coming from his mouth since then. He is able to eat and drink, but doesn't like when that area of his mouth is touched
Currently he lives on the terrace of our house, which has quite a lot of space, enough for him to move around freely. We don't bring him down anymore since he is unable to come down or climb the staircase. The terrace area is kept clean and is generally dry.
We aren't able to take him to a vet because of his condition, and due to the pandemic, no one is able to visit our house.
Any help is appreciated.
I'm working on an individual from Alsace and thought I'd inquire for other opinions and suggestions? The individual's name was Paul Smith. I haven't been able to find any information about his name in Alsace but I can only figure he didn't change his name and his name in Alsace was Schmidt or Schmit or something similar? Thoughts here would be greatly appreciated!
His father's name was Nichola Smith or some derivative and all I have for his mother was her name was Mary. So I have a whole lot of super common names.
Paul was born around 1817 in Alsace. His census records give him away as he goes from listing his and his father's place of birth to be France/Germany/France/Germany coinciding with the changing control of the region. He was in Eden, Wisconsin in the 1860 census as "Powel Smith" and a laborer on the farm of Thomas Trelevin. In 1862 in Eden he married a French Canadian woman. He then moved coinciding with other neighboring families to Wright County, Minnesota where he lived the rest of his life.
I've never found a record that gives me an accurate date of birth. His grave indicates 1817. He was listed in the paper on his death as an "old settler". His children would have been natural citizens. His marriage record lists his father "Nicola Smith" and mother Mary.
I've done DNA tests and found a few common ancestors in America but nothing that has yet led me back to Alsace. This family has a history of having children late in life so there's a chance that his father was born as early as 1750.
Happy to hear anyone's thoughts on this! Thanks.
I just thought I'd post an inspiring, famous INFP that's not just a writer, and I found Albert Schweitzer to be rather interesting in that he's a polymath! Makes me hopeful that I can accomplish multiple things I want to do in life and I don't have to be restricted to one!
Albert was a theologian, organist, writer, humanitarian, philosopher, and physician.
He won a Nobel Peace Prize for his philosophy in "Reverence in Life."
He was also known for challenging the depiction of Jesus through historical-critical methods and challenged many traditional Christian views at the time.
He was also known to be a harsh critic on colonialism!