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Why does the German national football team wear green as their away strip?


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2012-06-27 09:43:14
2012-06-27 09:43:14

AS A MARK OF RESPECT FOR THE IRISH PEOPLE DURING WORLD WAR TWO, WHO HELD THEIR NEUTRALITY. BENNY MAGEE

Wrong. Germany was unified under Bismark. He unified the Kingdoms of Prussia, Hanover/Saxony and Bavaria.

http://www2.needham.k12.ma.us/nhs/cur/Baker_00/2001_p2/baker_lg_bp_pd.2/bismarck.htm

The biggest kingdom was Prussia, whose flag was white with black borders on the top and bottom and a crest containing yellow and red. These are the colours of the first strip.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Prussia_1892-1918.svg

The second biggest kingdom was Hanover/Saxony.

The flag of saxony is green and white with a crest. These are the colours of the old second strip.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Saxony_(state).svg

I am Irish and wish the urban legend were true but it has nothing to do with Ireland.

[another user edited old links, 27 June, 2012]

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