I was speaking of people who blamed the country, which did not exist in 961 CE. Imperialism is not an evil itself, either; it's the atrocities that are committed in its names that lead to the terrible events.
- ? just one really terrible act?
German empires dominated Central Europe from 961 until after WWII (some would argue that they still do based on what's happening in Greece right now), WWII was not a one of a kind event, it simply was the culmination of German imperialism stretching back in history for over a millennia.
And I was really just saying that as my personal response to the question of what we consider to be the worst event that ever happened in history. I wasn't trying to start a debate, I was merely answering the question with what I think. If you read the very unsubtle words between the lines in my statement, then you know which nation's imperialism I view to be the worst. The point of my statement wasn't even to say that Germany has only had one wrong, just that much more favored countries have done so much more and so much worse wrongs than Germany.
March 8th, 2012 at 07:44pm