Monday, October 03, 2005

Happy Unity!

To all you Deutschlanders out there, happy Day of Unity!

It was on this day, fifteen years ago, that Germany formally reunited East and West. Way to go! Everything is all hunky-dory now, right? Right?

Anyway, now that you have the whole EU thing going on, I was thinking that maybe having a giant state amongst all those little ones isn't really that good. Especially when you can't agree on things within your own country. You don't even have a party with a majority in parliament! Egads. So wouldn't it be better if each of the sixteen Lander was independent inside the EU? Get rid of a useless level of government and all that. And it's not like you've had a long history united, after all. Come on, even these United States of America have a longer history together than your united states of Germany.

So let's have them all separate. Bavaria for the Bavarians, Hesse for the Hessians, North Rhine-Westphalia for the North Rhine-Westphalians. It's not like you'd be overwhelmed by the great size of Luxembourg or something. Come on. You'd probably have more seats in the EU government this way, if you ever got a constitution.

Look at the numbers:

[Germany..................82M]
France....................60M
Great Britain/N.Ireland...59M
Italy.....................58M
Spain.....................43M
Poland....................38M
North Rhine-Westphalia....18M
Netherlands...............16M
Bavaria...................12M
Greece....................11M
Baden-Wurttemberg.........11M
Portugal..................10M
Belgium...................10M
Czechia...................10M
Hungary...................10M
Sweden.....................9M
Austria....................8M
Lower Saxony...............8M
Hesse......................6M
[Berlin-Brandenburg........6M]
Denmark....................5M
Slovakia...................5M
Finland....................5M
Saxony.....................4M
Ireland....................4M
Rhineland-Palatinate.......4M
Berlin.....................3M
Lithuania..................3M
Schleswig-Holstein.........3M
Brandenburg................3M
Saxony-Anhalt..............3M
Thuringia..................2M
Latvia.....................2M
Slovenia...................2M
Hamburg....................2M
Mecklenburg-West Pomerania.2M
Estonia....................1M
Saarland...................1M
South Cyprus.............950k
Bremen...................670k
Luxembourg...............450k
Malta....................380k

See? You'd totally rule the continent! Don't worry about France and the UK and Italy. We'll cut them up, too. They've got plenty of separtist movements, so don't you worry. Spain and Poland, too. Well, maybe not Poland. But before you know it, North Rhine-Westphalia will be the big man on campus. Just you wait.

. . . Now if I can just decide if Canada wants to join the US as one state or many.

1 comment:

Reni said...

Gosh, your majesty, we're lucky to have you around to figure these things out for us. We're ever so grateful!