History Main / GermanicEfficiency

5th Jul '16 12:23:55 PM Zarastro
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* Current European economic policies, which consist mostly of austerity, are strongly advocated by [[TheChancellorsOfGermany Chancellor Angela Merkel]] as the best solution, but she is heavily criticized for it throughout Europe, in Greece and France in particular (it led to government changes in both countries). In many ways, a ruthless adherence to this trope, insofar as Merkel's austerity agenda is hugely efficient at recouping the gambling losses of major German financial institutions.

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* Current European economic policies, which consist mostly of austerity, are strongly advocated by [[TheChancellorsOfGermany Chancellor Angela Merkel]] as the best solution, but she is heavily criticized for it throughout Europe, in Greece and France in particular (it led to government changes in both countries). countries) although many countries in Northern Europe support her approach. In many ways, a ruthless adherence to this trope, insofar as Merkel's austerity agenda is hugely efficient at recouping while taking a massive social and political in the gambling losses afflicted countries, also helped keeping the Euro as common currency alive when many of major German financial institutions.her critics predicted its' demise.
18th Jun '16 12:34:30 PM 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

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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 teamsteams. As of 2016, German teams are in a collective three year winning streak in both the Eurobowl and the EFL Bowl (second tier, similar to UEFA cup). In the case of the EFL Bowl, that means all titles ''in its history'' have gone to German teams.
18th Jun '16 12:32:46 PM Jhonny
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** When the people behind the ICE had to decide on a color-scheme various colors floated around, but none got majority support. Ultimately someone said: "Guys, if you can't agree on anything, we're gonna take white". The prototype was delivered in white with a single crimson stripe along the entire length. More than twenty-five years and four generations of [=ICEs=] later, the only thing that has been slightly modified is the color of the red stripe. The overall white design has stuck and earned several design awards.
18th Jun '16 12:13:00 PM helios68
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* In ''VideoGame/RiseofNations'', the Germans posses the "Power of Industry" and their bonuses focus on more efficient resource gathering as well as earlier access to economic technologies.

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* In ''VideoGame/RiseofNations'', ''VideoGame/RiseOfNations'', the Germans posses the "Power of Industry" and their bonuses focus on more efficient resource gathering as well as earlier access to economic technologies.technologies.
18th Jun '16 11:29:01 AM LTR
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** In an earlier episode, the power plant was bought out by a German company who lived this trope through and through; Lisa even told Homer that the reason Germany is an economic power is because of this trope. Interestingly, the Germans who actually came to run the plant were portrayed as being very friendly and approachable. Despite fears of mass layoffs, they ended up only laying off Homer (which, let's face it, is understandable) and most of the employees far preferred them to Mr. Burns.

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** In an earlier episode, the power plant was bought out by a German company who lived this trope through and through; Lisa even told Homer that the reason Germany is an economic power is because of this trope. Interestingly, the Germans who actually came to run the plant were portrayed as being very friendly and approachable. Despite fears of mass layoffs, they ended up only laying off Homer (which, let's face it, is understandable) and most of the employees far preferred them to Mr. Burns. The status quo is restored at the end when the Germans sell the plant back to Mr. Burns when they realize it's in such sorry shape that it would cost a fortune to bring up to spec.
18th Jun '16 11:25:39 AM helios68
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* In ''VideoGame/Rise of Nations'', the Germans posses the "Power of Industry" and their bonuses focus on more efficient resource gathering as well as earlier access to economic technologies.

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* In ''VideoGame/Rise of Nations'', ''VideoGame/RiseofNations'', the Germans posses the "Power of Industry" and their bonuses focus on more efficient resource gathering as well as earlier access to economic technologies.
18th Jun '16 11:20:42 AM helios68
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*In ''VideoGame/Rise of Nations'', the Germans posses the "Power of Industry" and their bonuses focus on more efficient resource gathering as well as earlier access to economic technologies.
15th Jun '16 7:49:04 AM REV6Pilot
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*** The G36 assault rifle.
*** Which the German Bundeswehr phased out because it wasn't good enough. Still highly thought after by the rest of the world.

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*** The G36 assault rifle.
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rifle, which the German Bundeswehr phased out because it wasn't good enough. Still highly thought after of by the rest of the world.
14th Jun '16 4:54:24 PM SmoCro
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**** To be fair the more regimented approach the Brits and French used only managed to achieve MASSIVE casualties and a victory only at roughly 1:2 odds against Germany (42 million to 25 million overall, 7.5 million against 3.5 million during 1918). It speaks volumes about German effeciency and the expectation on it that fighting a war for four years that should have been lost within the first year counts as not 'accomplishing anything in particular against anyone'.
13th Jun '16 10:55:20 AM shokoshu
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*** In a sense justified - in the preparation games before the World Cup, Germany had thrown away a 4:0 lead against Sweden, the end result being 4:4 and the German team a laughing stock of the press. [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill "Better score a few more before that happens again!"]]
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