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Thread #93653   Message #1806085
Posted By: GUEST,HughM
10-Aug-06 - 08:08 AM
Thread Name: Songs & Jingles in Political Campaigns
Subject: RE: Songs & Jingles in Political Campaigns
I originally thought Deutschland Ueber Alles came from the Nazi period, but it seems I was wrong and it is much older than that. I can't remember exactly when it was written. I think the title means that the writer regarded German unity as the most important issue at the time, rather than that Germany should dominate the world.
   I don't know the reason for this. Perhaps the writer felt that one state could function more efficiently than a number of smaller ones, or would be better placed to defend itself. No doubt there is a historian out there who can enlighten us!