[KS] Korean War (other terms)

Henny Savenije webmaster at henny-savenije.pe.kr
Sun Nov 20 14:30:48 EST 2005

At 05:02 AM 11/19/2005, you wrote:

>While I agree that we often think of Germany in 
>the "Fatherland" context, I suspect that the 
>DPRK is echoing the Soviet Union's "Great 
>Fatherland War" (1941-45) rather than Nazi Germany.

I guess that would be a typical Anglophile 
reaction, since in Dutch it's also Fatherland, 
(and not motherland) and I guess the Scandinavian 
countries do the same. Germans still speak about 
Vaterland in a political sense, for instance für 
Fürst und Vaterland, while Heimat is more used in daily life.

The French speak about Patrie and Spanisch and 
Italians about patria, but I have no idea if they 
have the same sentiment against the word fatherland.

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