Danish Germany

Worth a read from the Economist:

“About 50,000 Germans who identify themselves as Danes live in Schleswig-Holstein (population: 2.8m). Their forefathers stayed after Prussia and Austria snatched the place from Denmark in 1864. The border was redrawn by plebiscite in 1920. After 1945 Germany and Denmark agreed to recognise the rights of minorities on both sides (a precondition for Germany’s entry into NATO). Denmark finances 50 Danish schools plus other cultural institutions (including a daily bilingual newspaper, Flensborg Avis). Most students go to university in Denmark. Schleswig-Holstein helps pay for the schools and exempts the SSW from the rule that parties need at least 5% of the vote to win seats in the legislature.”

Welsh Nationalist. Rugby Fan. Know a bit about History and Railways…