S: Garrett Barham
BC: http://www.thelocal.de http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/germany-country-profile.html
1: My Wanda loves German men, and Hitler is my homeboy. | Why I selected this Country
2: Facts and Statistics Germany is located in central Europe bordering the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, and Switzerland. The capital of Germany is Berlin.
3: Map of Germany
4: It is usually cool and cloudy in Germany. It has moist winters and summers, with the occasional warm wind. When recorded in 2004, the population of Germany was 82,424,609 people. The population is 91.5% German, 2.4% Turkish, and 6.1% other (most commonly Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, and Spanish). The German population, religiously, is 34% Protestant, 34% Roman Catholic, 3.7% Muslim, and 28.3% other. | Facts and Statistics
7: The official language of Germany, as most people know, is German. Germans are at times referred to as "the masters of planning." The workplace and life of a person outside of work are clearly divided. German people keep their homes very clean, with everything in the house in its proper place. In Germany, keeping sidewalks and steps clean is a must. | Language, Culture, and Society
8: If you are invited to a Germans' home, one should bring a gift such as chocolate. In Germany, you don't give anyone a red rose. When you go into a room, you should shake everyone's hands, even the children. You should send a hand written letter to someone if you had dinner at their house the night before. You don't cut lettuce in a salad. You fold it using a knife and fork. | Etiquette and Customs
10: Business Etiquette and Protocol | Men should wear business suits that are dark colored. Contracts are followed strictly. Once someone has made a decision, it can not be changed. Men always enter a business meeting before women. German people will be straight-forward to the point of being blunt.
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