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History for all, and for all some fun

Germany has been a major player in the last 100 years for the world and is well known for its role in World War 2 and creating the world we know today.  But how much do you know about the Germany before? Or about the Germany after?  Did you know that the German tribes conquered most of Roman Europe and Africa?  Did you know that Queen Louise of Prussia was a symbol of resistance against Napoleon? Join us as we discuss the history of Germany and turn it from dry tales into relatable and personal stories of people not so different from you or me. This podcast will cover aspects of culture, politics, military, gender, and day to day life from when we first have findings for the archeological records all the way to modern day.

The episodes are supposed to be listened to in order so make sure to start with episode 1 and work your way through up to the newest episode.  I hope you enjoy as we explore the center of Europe.



March 31, 2020

378 was suppose to be the Roman's year and it started out that way.  But follow along as we see how 378 went from Rome's turn to glory to a nightmare.


March, 20, 2020

So sorry I have been silent this past week but been trying to get set up for the chaos that is about to hit. Our next episode will be out a week late as I havent finished writing it.


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My name is Jacob Collier and I am the creator of the Podcast on Germany. Podcast on Germany was created in order to provide a fun and interesting discussion on German history. This podcast wants to expand on our common knowledge of Germany and its past and turn it from the dry pages of your textbooks into real life stories.  The names and dates will have faces and meanings while the past becomes something that we can understand and appreciate.  Those involved in the history will be shown as real life humans not story book characters that we could never be.  All of this is important to show that history is something that we take part of every day, even without realizing it. It also serves as a reminder that history is life.  What happened to those mentioned within the podcast can happen to you as well.  We can end up being just as great if we try, or just as terrible if we are not careful, as those names mentioned within those long classes back in high school.

I received my Master's degree in Modern European History focusing on Imperial German diplomacy in 2017 from Texas Tech University.  I can read German but do not bother to ask me to speak it. Language has never been my gift.  I have spent 3 years reading and researching German history and was lucky enough to go visit Berlin, Potsdam, and Vienna back in May 2018.  I have always enjoyed reading the histories and I look forward to sharing it with you. 



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Important events and people on this day in German History:

#GermansinACW The 32nd Indiana Infantry Regiment also known as Indiana's 1st German regiment was formed on August 24, 1861 and was attached to the Army of the Ohio and then the Army of the Cumberland for the duration of the war. Of the 905 men who originally served 278 were casualties . The majority of the 905 served out their term until August 1864 and went home having served in several major campaigns. The battles they served in included Shiloh, Stones River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Peachtree Creek, and Atlanta.

Adolph Metzner, a pharmacist who had immigrated to the US in 1856, made several sketches and drawings during his service and published them.