AgendaFederal Republic of Germany• Location• Physical features and climate• People and government• Culture• Economy• Problems faced
Where Germany is Located• Germany is located in Europe.• The surrounding countries are Poland, Czech Republic, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, and Denmark.• The Surrounding bodies of water are the Baltic Sea and the North Sea.
Main Cities • Germany’s capital is Berlin. • Germany’s main cities are: • Hamburg • Munich • Frankfurt
Physical Features and Natural Resources• Germany’s physical features are mountains, plateaus, coast (borders North Sea),islands, valleys, plains, rivers, and lakes.• Germany’s natural resources are iron ore, steel, coal, and copper.
Climate• Germany has a temperate climate with four seasons.• Germany’s weather is like our weather.
Germany’s People• Germany’s population was 81,702,329 in the year 2010.• The official language is German.• Some people in northern Germany speak Danish.• The religions of Germany are Christian (62%) and Islamic (5%). Buddhists and Judaism are rare.
Germanys Government• Germany is a democratic republic.• Germanys currency is Euros.
German Food and Sports• German food includes: • Pork • Pot roast • Fried trout • Carrots • Saltwater boiled potatoes• Popular sports are: • Soccer • Gymnastics • Skiing • Surfing • Swimming
Education• German high schools are different than in the U.S.• Hauptschule • Prepares students for apprenticeship training for jobs such as construction.• Realschule • Prepares students for vocational schools for jobs such as an electrician.• Gymnasium • Prepares students for college.
Economy• The chief industries are manufacturing, and service industries.• The chief agricultural products are potatoes, wheat, barley, rye, sugar, beets, cabbage, fruit, and dairy.• The chief exports are machinery, vehicles, chemicals, and food.• The animals raised are cows, pigs, chickens, German shepherds, and boxers.
History of Germany• Four big events happened in Germany over the last 100 years. The The BerlinWorld War I Holocaust World War II Wall1914 - 1918 1933 – 1945 1939 – 1945 1961 – 1989Germany 6,000,000 France and Separatedfought Jewish Britain EastFrance, Great people died. declared GermanyBritain, war. It ended from WestRussia, Italy, with Japan’s Germany. Itand Japan. surrender. It was taken also ended down in the 1989 when Holocaust. East Germany’s communist government was forced from power.
Problems Today• There are still differences between easterners and westerners.• Unemployment is Besser–wesser!!!! Jammer–Ossi!!!! higher in Eastern (Know it all (whining Easterner) Germany Westerner)
Summary• Germany is located in Europe.• Germany’s capital is Berlin.• Germany is a democratic republic.• German high schools are different than in the U.S.• Germany’s population was 81,702,329 in the year 2010.