my Cultural identity

Culture is what defines you without even knowing it, it is your peoples triumphs and hardships, customs and traditions that are still recognized and celebrated today
The Ethic group that I identify with the most are the Germans because on my father's side they are of German decent and my last name, Heinen is Northern german.
Germany or Deutschland is a country located in Europe with a population of 82 million. It is between France and Poland. It is a federal parliamentary republic. It has 16 constituent states. The capital is Berlin.
The language of Deutsch is the official language of Germany, Austria and one of the three official languages of Switzerland. In the 1st century BC, there was only a single “Germanic” language, with little more than minor dialect differences. Only after about the 6th century AC can one speak of a “German” language
Germans are European, they have minor distinct features compared to other people in that region. Native Germans are caucasian, with usually light hair, and blue eyes. Larger noses and stronger bone structure
Food has been a large component in German culture. in the 1700's King Fredrick introduced potatoes, which is now a staple in the German diet. After WWII, Germany divided into East and West Germany. East Germany adopted Russian style coking while Western Germany stayed to traditional. German food includes: bratwurst, schnitzel, pretzels, bagels, and blood sausage
Germany has a long history in visual arts. Many artists shared similar styles from the current time periods such as, neoclassicism and romanticism. An art style that originated in Germany is Expressionism. Instead of traditional depictions, Expressionism conveys the artists emotions and creates new ways of looking at life. Some expressionist artists Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff and Paula Modersohn-Becker.
Germany claims some of the most renowned composers, producers and performers of the world. Germany is the largest music market in Europe, and third largest in the world. Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven all revolutionized classical music. Metal and Rock is also very popular with bands such as Rammstein, Scorpions, and Helloween. Kraftwerk were pioneers in German electronic music. Since 1990 the new-old German capital Berlin has developed a diverse music and entertainment industry.
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