Rome and Germany

Celts, Germans and Romans: 2nd - 1st century BC

The Celts themselves, in earlier centuries, have moved westwards from Germany, crossing the Rhine into France and pushing ahead of them the previous neolithic inhabitants of these regions. More recently the Celts have been subjected to the same westward pressure from various Germanic tribes. The intruders are identified as a group by their closely related languages, defined as the Germanic or Teutonic subdivision of Indo-European language.

From the 2nd century BC the Germans exert increasing pressure on the Roman empire. The reign of Augustus Caesar sees a trial of strength between the empire and the tribes, leading to an uneasy balance of power.

The region in which Augustus makes the most effort to extend the empire is beyond the Alps into Germany. By 14 BC the German tribes are subdued up to the Danube. In the next five years Roman legions push forward to the Elbe. But this further border proves impossible to hold. In AD 9 Arminius, a German chieftain of great military skill, destroys three Roman legions in the Teutoburg Forest.

The Romans pull back (though they return briefly to avenge what seems a shameful defeat). The conclusion, bequeathed by Augustus to his successors, is that the Roman empire has some natural boundaries; to the north these are the Rhine and the Danube.

German and Roman Europe: from the 5th century

The Germanic tribes continue to raid, often deep into the empire. But their base remains north of the Rhine and Danube until the 5th century - when the Visigoths, Ostrogoths, Vandals, Burgundians and Franks move in vast migrations through Italy, France andSpain.

TL;DR: The Romans tried to conquer Germany, realized they weren’t getting any farther than the Rhine and the Danube, and just tried to hold that boundary, which more or less worked until the Goths and other tribes started beating the living s@$% out of their army.

Taken from History World

anonymous asked:

How is your trip going?!

You’re too sweet! It’s good! We got in yesterday morning and got settled in the flat and walked around at the Christmas Markets (I don’t really have any issues w european christmas lol) and ate a delightful German meal and then I fell asleep at 5pm because I hadn’t slept in 35 hours and time zones haha. Now if my dad ever wakes up (it’s 10:30am) we’ll go eat and go shopping. xx

19 Countries Have More Freedom Than America

The United States has fallen from 17th to 20th on a list of the world’s freest countries according to “The Human Freedom Index.”

Here is the list of the top 20 countries:

1.Hong Kong




5.New Zealand




9.The United Kingdom






15.The Netherlands





20.United States

The countries with the most freedom also enjoyed a higher standard of living according to the authors of the index. The country which garnered the “most improved nation” was Chile. Less than 35 years ago it was ruled by dictator Augusto Pinochet.

steinthefrankenwolf asked:

(for the ask oc thingy) Viktor :p

Full Name: Viktor Hertz (Haven’t thought of a middle name lmao)
Gender and Sexuality: Cis Male, Grey-Ace/ Panromantic
Pronouns: He/ Him/ His
Ethnicity/Species: German/ Human
Birthplace and Birthdate: Rottenburg, Germany/ September 14, 1937
Guilty Pleasures: ???
Phobias: Athazagoraphobia (Fear of being ignored, forgotten, or replaced), Atychiphobia (Fear of failure), Atelophobia (Fear of not being good enough)
What They Would Be Famous For: Being a pile of trash Being one of the best Medics in the Badlands
What They Would Get Arrested For: I mean he did get arrested for attempted murder and malpractice sooo
OC You Ship Them With: He’s multiship
OC Most Likely To Murder Them: ??? Who would hurt my precious cinnamon roll
Favorite Movie/Book Genre: Sci-Fi
Least Favorite Movie/Book Cliche: ??? I wouldn’t know lmao
Talents and/or Powers: He has a lot ok
Why Someone Might Love Them: He’s a sweetheart
Why Someone Might Hate Them: He’s trash
How They Change: ??? What does this mean lmao
Why You Love Them: He is my son.

8 Best Football (Soccer) Players Ever

The football game has many aspects, like dribbling, defending, scoring goals etc. Not every player is the same or has the same task. We’ve tried to create fair chart over different aspects of the individual player, and measure pluses and minuses. Here is our rankings:

1. Franz Beckenbauer

Years Active: 1964-1983
National team: Germany (103 caps, 14 goals)
Clubs: Bayern Munich, New York Cosmos, Hamburger SV

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