History Main / GermanicEfficiency

27th May '16 9:17:53 PM DeepRed
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** And of course, the Neu Deutsche Welle movement. One of the more notable songs from that movement is Trio's "Da Da Da", a prime example of [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth carefully crafted German minimalism]].
5th May '16 5:21:42 PM Jhonny
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* The German American Football national team (yes such a thing exists) has won two European Championships (yes such a thing exists) to date (2010 & 2014). The latter of which greatly exemplifies the trope of Germanic efficiency. In the final against Austria, which was held in Vienna the referees decided to enforce the college derived rules on "excessive celebration" extremely strictly and voided quite a few big plays because a player had displayed too much emotion afterwards. Germany eventually wised up to this rule enforcement while Austria didn't. This gave them the edge they needed to win the game in triple overtime 30-27.

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* The German American Football national team (yes such a thing exists) has won two three European Championships (yes such a thing exists) to date (2010 (2001, 2010 & 2014). The latter of which greatly exemplifies the trope of Germanic efficiency. In the final against Austria, which was held in Vienna the referees decided to enforce the college derived rules on "excessive celebration" extremely strictly and voided quite a few big plays because a player had displayed too much emotion afterwards. Germany eventually wised up to this rule enforcement while Austria didn't. This gave them the edge they needed to win the game in triple overtime 30-27.
4th May '16 9:04:34 AM Jhonny
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** German club teams are also quite successful. The only teams that come close to challenging them in Eurobowl (the equivalent of the UEFA Champions League) wins are Austrian teams
** The first European ever to be drafted by an NFL team without playing College Football? A German. Moritz Böhringer,[[note]]180th overall pick in the 2016 Draft[[/note]] who incidentally studied mechanical engineering at the time. Naturally many people reacted by quoting this trope.
4th May '16 8:56:55 AM Jhonny
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* The German American Football national team (yes such a thing exists) has won two European Championships (yes such a thing exists) to date (2010 & 2014). The latter of which greatly exemplifies the trope of Germanic efficiency. In the final against Austria, which was held in Vienna the referees decided to enforce the college derived rules on "excessive celebration" extremely strictly and voided quite a few big plays because a player had displayed too much emotion afterwards. Germany eventually wised up to this rule enforcement while Austria didn't. This gave them the edge they needed to win the game in triple overtime 30-27.
4th May '16 6:46:16 AM LordGro
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->''"The ideal of creating a new man after [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne the bloodletting of the trenches]] stemmed from the belief that this sort of war [[DefectorFromDecadence had produced a new type of individual]] [...] Amoral, cool, functional, and hardened, he could withstand the ultimate test of battle without his nerves cracking. [...] Matter-of-factness thus marked the new man, who replaced [[DichterAndDenker the romantic relics of a failed bourgeois age]] with [[GermanicEfficiency the image of mechanical precision]]."''

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->''"The ideal of creating a new man after [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne the bloodletting of the trenches]] trenches stemmed from the belief that this sort of war [[DefectorFromDecadence had produced a new type of individual]] individual [...] Amoral, cool, functional, and hardened, he could withstand the ultimate test of battle without his nerves cracking. [...] Matter-of-factness thus marked the new man, who replaced [[DichterAndDenker the romantic relics of a failed bourgeois age]] age with [[GermanicEfficiency the image of mechanical precision]].precision."''
3rd May '16 9:27:05 PM MAI742
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->''"The ideal of creating a new man after the bloodletting of the trenches stemmed from the belief that this sort of war had produced a new type of individual [...] Amoral, cool, functional, and hardened, he could withstand the ultimate test of battle without his nerves cracking. [...] Matter-of-factness thus marked the new man, who replaced the romantic relics of a failed bourgeois age with the image of mechanical precision]]."''

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->''"The ideal of creating a new man after [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne the bloodletting of the trenches trenches]] stemmed from the belief that this sort of war [[DefectorFromDecadence had produced a new type of individual individual]] [...] Amoral, cool, functional, and hardened, he could withstand the ultimate test of battle without his nerves cracking. [...] Matter-of-factness thus marked the new man, who replaced [[DichterAndDenker the romantic relics of a failed bourgeois age age]] with [[GermanicEfficiency the image of mechanical precision]]."''
27th Apr '16 6:18:36 PM Scorntex
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* Parodied in ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' with "Reports Mode", purportedly a popular Bavarian children's entertainment show. At one point the show takes a break from all the reports to check how it's doing in efficiency.
12th Apr '16 11:40:48 AM Jhonny
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*** To be fair to the Soviets, they had ''one'' outright brilliant rocket engineer themselves (Sergei Korolev), only problem was he was imprisoned under Stalin and died (relatively young) in the middle of the 1960s and the Soviet space program (which had a much smaller budget than NASA) never recovered from that blow. Hos existence was a ''state secret'' during his career, so it is somewhat understandable that older works fail to mention him.

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*** To be fair to the Soviets, they had ''one'' outright brilliant rocket engineer themselves (Sergei Korolev), ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergei_Korolev Sergei Korolev]]), only problem was he was imprisoned under Stalin and died (relatively young) (aged 59) in the middle of the 1960s early 1966 and the Soviet space program (which had a much smaller budget than NASA) never recovered from that blow. Hos His existence was a ''state secret'' during his career, so it is somewhat understandable that older works fail to mention him.
12th Apr '16 11:38:36 AM Jhonny
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[[folder:jokes]]
* How many Germans does it take to change a light bulb?
One. Germans are efficient and they don't have humor
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12th Apr '16 11:36:07 AM Jhonny
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* While Germans would have you believe that UsefulNotes/DeutscheBahn is the biggest aversion (Germans love complaining, and their favorite target is Deutsche Bahn, don't ask why) of this trope in existence, trains of German making enjoy a very good reputation. The Velaro which is based on the German Intercity-Express (ICE) has been sold virtually unmodified to Spain, China, Russia, Eurostar (which is plurality owned by the French railways) and Turkey. Siemens is one of the biggest manufacturers of trains in the world and a second big one - Canadian Bombardier - grew to its current size mostly by buying up almost all mid sized and small German rail manufacturers that were on sale.
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