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As proper nouns the difference between ukraine and germany

is that ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe; was long part of the Russian Empire, then of the Soviet Union. Official name: Ukraine while Germany is the Central European state formed by West Germany's 1990 absorption of East Germany, with its capital in Berlin.



(wikipedia Ukraine) (Name of Ukraine)

Alternative forms

* Ocraine; Ukrain; Ukrania, Ucrania

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • A country in Eastern Europe; was long part of the Russian Empire, then of the Soviet Union. Official name: Ukraine.
  • * (seeCites)
  • Usage notes

    * Since the country's independence in 1991, style guides recommend Ukraine'' (as in "a musician from Ukraine"), without an article. Previously, the most common usage was ''the Ukraine (as in "a musician from the Ukraine").

    See also

    * * * * Little Russia * Ruthenia ----



    Proper noun

  • (geography) The Central European state formed by West Germany's 1990 absorption of East Germany, with its capital in Berlin.
  • * 2014 Sept. 25 , Michael Heise, " The Myth of the Stupid German Investor" in the Wall Street Journal .
  • Germans save a lot, produce plenty and spend little. The result is a massive external surplus. Last year, Germany ’s current account surplus stood at almost 200 billion ($260 billion), the world's largest.
  • (geography, historical) The Central European state formed by Prussia in 1871 or its successor states, with their capitals in Berlin.
  • * 1996', Paul Bookbinder, ''Weimar '''Germany : the republic of the reasonable (ISBN 0719042879), page 90
  • Severing's belief that trade union workers were the most progressive and democratic element in Germany holds up well under investigation.
  • (geography, historical) A nominal medieval kingdom in Central Europe forming a region of the Carolingian and Holy Roman empires, with various capitals; by extension, the Holy Roman Empire itself, the empire of the Austrian Habsburgs.
  • * 17th c. , A Military History of Germany; and of England. From the Year 1631 to the Year 1648. Being the Memoirs of an English Gentleman, who served in the army of Gustavus Adolphus; and afterwards in the Royal Army of King Charles I (1759), page 33:
  • *:There had been a long bloody war in the empire of Germany for twelve years, between the Emperor, the Duke of Bavaria, the King of Spain, and the Popi?h]] Princes and Electors, on the one side; and the of [[Austria, Au?tria, it was thought that all parties were willing to make peace.
  • * 1790 , Thomas B. Clarke, A Statistical View of Germany, in respect to the Imperial and Territorial Constitutions, Forms of Government, Legislation, Administration of Justice, and Ecclesiastical State , page 13:
  • When the race of Charlemagne cea?ed]] to govern in Germany , the princes and of that union, or of the empire; but in all other [[respect, re?pects they are independent and free.
  • (geography, chiefly, historical) The nation of the German people, regardless of their political unification (see usage note ).
  • * 1775 , Charles Burney, The Present State of Music in Germany, the Netherlands, and United Provinces , volume II, page 3:
  • I had frequently been told, that the Bohemians were the mo?t]] [[musical, mu?ical people of Germany , or, perhaps, of all Europe...
  • * 1776 , Edward Gibbon, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire , volume I, page 218:
  • Ancient Germany', excluding from its independent limits the province we?tward]] of the Rhine, which had [[resemblance, re?emblance.
  • * 1797 , " Mentz" in the Encyclopædia Britannica , 3rd ed.:
  • There are few cities in Germany be?ides]] Vienna which contain of 100,000 guilders, or 10,000[[pounds, l. a-year.
  • (countable, geography, historical) West or East Germany or any other German state (see usage note ); (in the plural) both, several, or all of these states, taken together.
  • *1872 , History of English Literature'', John Fiske's abridgment of H. van Laun's translation of Hippolyte Taine's ''Histoire de la littérature anglaise (1864), page 26:
  • While the Germans of Gaul, Italy, and Spain became Romans, the Saxons retained their language, their genius, and manners, and created in Britain a Germany outside of Germany.
  • * 2007 , William Clark, Academic Charisma and the Origins of the Research University , ISBN 0226109224, page 84:
  • The differences between England and the Germanies sprang from the absence or presence of ministerial interventions.
  • * 2010 , Ilan Stavans, Gabriel García Márquez: The Early Years , ISBN 0312240333:
  • In a Renault 14, they drove from one Germany to the other...
  • *2010 Sept. 29 , Klaus Wiegrefe, " Germany's Unlikely Diplomatic Triumph" in Spiegel Online :
  • It is the fall of 1989, and two time zones farther to the west, thousands of people march through downtown Leipzig every Monday, while more than 6,000 East German citizens are camped out in the embassies of West Germany in Prague and Warsaw, hoping to be allowed to emigrate. The images have circled the globe, and it is clear to leaders Thatcher and Gorbachev that the two Germanys are on the verge of radical change.

    Usage notes

    In its present use, "Germany" almost always refers to the Federal Republic of Germany. In its historic and historical use, the extent of "Germany" was a fraught issue, known in the 19th century as "". The political area considered "Germany" might include or exclude areas such as Prussia, Austria, Bohemia, or Switzerland depending on the speaker and context. The area more often described an ethnic region than a polity into the 16th century. In Old English, it was even occasionally used to refer to areas of England held by the Saxons, Angles, etc. The medieval "Kingdom of Germany" is an English anachronism translating the (etyl) rex Teutonicorum ("king of the Teutons"), which was initially used as a derogatory exonym before being adopted as a formal title of the Holy Roman Emperors in the early Modern period. The title adopted by the medieval Central European rulers themselves was rex Romanorum ("king of the Romans").


    * (present state) Federal Republic of Germany (FRG, BRD), German Republic * See'' West Germany''' and ' East Germany * Nazi Germany, Third Reich * Weimar Republic, Weimar Germany * German Empire, German Reich, Second Reich * North German Confederation, German Confederation, Confederation of the Rhine * (earlier) Holy Roman Empire, First Reich, East Francia, Austrasia, Germania * (obsolete) Dutchland, Germanland

    Derived terms

    * German, Germanic * German Empire, German Democratic Republic * West Germany, East Germany * High Germany, Low Germany

    See also

    * Deutsch * Diets, Dietsch * Duits * Dutch * german ("kin, full-blood") * Goth * Hun * Saxon * Teuton, Teutonic * Vandal


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