What fuels the American-German love-in?

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19 Apr, 2012 Updated Thu 19 Apr 2012 13:56 CEST
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Americans like Germans more than much ever before, a new poll found this week. But why? It can't just be gratitude for sending troops to Afghanistan. And do Germans feel the same way about US citizens? Have your say.

Perhaps the common love of sausages, beer and team sports is an important factor, enabling Germans and Americans to see eye to eye – although that would also link Brits and Germans, particularly as they don’t confuse each other about football and football.

The long and largely successful presence of American troops in Germany after the war certainly gave people from both nations a good chance to get to know each other – well beyond the clichés of modern culture.

But is there something beyond personal contact and commercial culture – something more than a mutual regard for Coke and Mercedes?

What do Americans like about Germans – and what do Germans like about Americans? Have your say below.

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