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Danger for world peace: Germans see the USA as a threat [Followed by NK and Turkey]

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    Turkey ranks third among countries threatening world - German survey

    Feb 13 2019

    Turkey follows the United States and the North Korea as countries that are likely to pose a threat to world peace, according to a recent poll in Germany, Deutsche Welle reported on Wednesday.

    Some 42 percent of Germans think Turkey poses a threat for world peace according to the poll, followed by Russia with 41 percent.

    The results show that 62 percent of Germans think that leaders of certain countries are threatening peace on the planet, DW said.

    https://ahvalnews.com/germany-turke...ong-countries-threatening-world-german-survey
     
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    Danger for world peace: Germans see the USA as a threat


    Wednesday, February 13, 2019


    "German Angst" is common in the English language as a winged word. That the Germans are afraid and hesitant about different developments is nothing new. But who or what the Germans perceive as a risk, should surprise many Americans.

    The US is, according to the Germans, the biggest threat to peace. This was the result of a survey by the Allensbach Institute for Demoscopy and the Center for Strategy and Higher Leadership in Cologne. The survey for the "Security Report 2019" also showed that the Germans are most concerned about their long-term care needs and impending poverty in old age.

    Overall, however, the annual survey since 2011 showed that economic concerns are on the decline and fears of terror have diminished. Worries about the development of society and global tensions are therefore more pronounced than the concerns about the personal future, write the authors of the study.

    "Citizens are currently judging their personal situation much more positively than the development of society as a whole and the world situation," said Renate Köcher from the Allensbach Institute for Demoscopy. "This gap is becoming more conspicuous."

    Particularly striking is the "sad career" that made the US in the eyes of the Germans, said Klaus Schweinsberg from the Center for Strategy and Higher Leadership. For example, 56 percent of the 1249 Germans surveyed between January 5 and 17 were convinced that the US was the greatest threat, after 40 percent last year and 14 percent in 2014. "For the German citizens, there is one central uncertainty factor that affects them And that's called USA under the leadership of Donald Trump, "said Schweinsberg.

    Respondents in North Korea (45 percent) see the second highest risk, followed by Turkey (42 percent) and Russia (41 percent). Also, a clear majority (62 percent) sees the behavior of certain heads of state as the greatest risk to world stability – even ahead of military conflicts (52 percent) and climate change (43 percent).

    However, feelings of threat from the area of internal security are declining. In particular, Germans are less worried about terrorist attacks than in the past three years. 61 percent of respondents in Germany feel safe and only one in five feel insecure. However, German citizens are very concerned that the situation in Europe and the world is becoming increasingly unpredictable and that violence and crime are on the increase.

    Sufficient pensions are an issue for the vast majority of the population. The current debate on the introduction of a basic pension for low-income earners is therefore pursued with goodwill, it is said. The German population "wants the society to stay together, it does not want a shift to fall off," said Quiver. This desire is drawn across all layers in Germany, unlike in the US.

    People in the East feel more insecure

    Personally, according to the study, people are most vulnerable to long-term care and dementia – 40 percent said they were very worried about it. Just over every third person faces the threat of old-age poverty and life-threatening diseases such as cancer. Accordingly, a clear majority wants the state to spend more money on these issues – specifically for health care (70 percent), family support (69 percent) and pensions (65 percent).

    In education too, 76 percent want schools to be better equipped. A majority also sees more investment needs in police equipment, environmental protection, the maintenance and development of roads and railways, and public facilities such as swimming pools and libraries.

    Around one in three said they felt insecure at home than five years ago. People in the East felt more insecure than people in the West. Nearly one in three is also afraid of terrorist attacks – but this fear has steadily declined since a rise in 2016 after some Islamist attacks in Europe.

    https://www.archyworldys.com/danger-for-world-peace-germans-see-the-usa-as-a-threat/
     
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    Look here, a nation that devastated the entire world and killed millions by sheer terror is now conducting surveys on who is a threat to world peace. Germans should shut up and be good little bitch boys of the yanks. The only two nations in the world that cannot be trusted with any kind of weapons are Germans and Israelis.
     
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    Interesting that despite the huge trade deficit Turkey has with Germany and the huge Turkish diaspora, the popular opinion of Turkey in Germany among Germans is not positive.

    Turkey should not trust Germany as it is an unreliable ally.
     
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    Germany should seriously consider moving out of NATO and becoming a neutral powerhouse. They are in an excellent position to lead EU into a neutral power centre on their own without having the need to clash with either USA or Russia or China or anyone else at all.

    North Koreans are not even bothered about Germany as long at they are not a part of NATO invading them.

    Russians consider them as a cash cow for their oil and gas sector. Why would they attack their favourite customer?

    If anything, there is a strong chance that they may be pushed into the next war (probably in Venezuela or Hungary) if US isn't able to sustain their operations in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
     
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    Germans are xenophobic and fearful of Turks, who are a strong and growing segment of their population. They have been for some time now, and adding Syrian refugees didn't help much.

    Germans are fed the lies of Muslims flooding Europe and Islamization, and they believe every word. Quite shameful for the so-called leader of the liberal West.
     
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    Turkey is the number one holiday destination for Germans to travel, out of the EU border.


    Dear Chinese desperatly seeks to find some ''arguments'' to leverage and cover China's unhumanity. This is actually admittance of their unhumanity, otherwise why to ill-talk of the others 7/24 in each section of this forum.

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    How? We dont even have remotely the capacity to pose any threat to world peace. Seems just politically motivated and xenophobic rather then an actual belief among Germans.
     
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    I think for those who do not hold negative view of Turkey in Germany (outside the 42% that do), Turkey is one of the favorite travel destinations.

    In fact, this makes the survey even more interesting. There are close economic, political and cultural contacts between the two sides, but, still, near half in the survey has a negative opinion of Turkey.

    Also consider the fact that Germany is Turkey's largest trade partner.

    I think familiarity does not always translate into high opinion.
     
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    An angel or holy knight of righteous who became the devil himself.

    I wonder what is the explanation, why Germans people saw USA as the biggest threat to the world peace?
     
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    Maybe they make a judgment by their knowledge of US-led wars and aggressions around the world.

    Note that the survey says Germans feel safer at home, as compared to past. But, their opinion of the greatest threat to the world peace is independent from their own sense of security, as it seems.
     
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    I can understand USA, but what is the German's beef with Turkey ?
     
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    No one is more worried and afraid of a global war than the Germans!!
     
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    The Germans have done everything they possible could to compensate for that dark part of their country's history, from accepting refugees to banning Nazi symbolism. They have done a lot more, and like Japan, they have not only come out of that turmoil but exceeded far ahead. They are anything but bitch boys of yanks, here's a country and people who have stood the trials of time to put their name in the top 10 countries with biggest GDP and growth, and here are... we, running to IMF and requesting countries to save us from the economic crisis, having had a dictator who only bowed to the yanks just so that he could come to power once more, covertly. And there is your irony, a person being from a country who has only very recently come out of the status of serving as a satellite state for US, calling a country for a deed for which more than 70 years have passed, and even then that country has not told but shown that they have changed for the better.
    To me, it seems biased and not representational. Some popular German music is composed by Turkic origin singers.
    It may have more to do with the refugee situation and seeing the bold political moves of Erdogan. Otherwise, if you talk to any German, the opinion is not as bold as this. Needless to say, just because a 1000 people surveyed said they don't like Germany doesn't mean that Turkey shouldn't trust Germany, that's the most retarded conclusion I have heard.
    Refugees, and bold political decisions by Erdogan, some people probably see it as not so good. Again, what is reliability, I don't know, what do they mean by threat, maybe instability or complete destruction, we don't know, that's the issue with these surveys that don't give free-hand answer options, because the implications are otherwise from culture and communications between the two countries.
    Right... Really? Here in Pakistan, we want Afghan refugees out because they bring economic burden, many kids, their own culture, and unwilling to assimilate or respect our country and culture.

    Guess what's happening in Germany, many refugees don't want to assimilate, and are slowly pushing their culture, it's to the extent that some no-go areas have been sort of setup in some places. The rapid change in public opinion and support of right wing groups isn't a miracle.
     
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