Teda Somhede (Teedish)Timeline: Differently
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|-||General Secretary||Katrín Jakobsdóttir|
|-||Foundation||10 August 1940|
|-||Total|| 1,827,971 km2
705,784 sq mi
The Germanic League (GL) (Teedish: Teda Somhede) is a political and economic union of 11 member states that are located in Europe. Its members have a combined area of 1,827,971 km² (or 705,784 sq mi) and an estimated total population of about 186.9 million inhabitants.
German philosopher Adolf Hitler, who founded the League, had idealised a union of European nation states of Germanic heritage and languages since the 1920s. He believed that they all constituted a single nation that was weakened and fragmented for a number of reasons.
The League's creation was planned for years, but delayed for several political and administrative reasons. It was finally founded on 10 August 1940, just after the onset of the Polish-German War, by a political committee organised by Hitler in Berlin, and had Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden as its founding members, and Teedish as its official language. The remaining members have all joined before 1950. No English-language country has ever expressed interest in joining.
The GL promotes diplomacy and cooperation in different fields among its member states. It has developed an internal single market through a standardised system of laws that apply in all member states in those matters, and only those matters, where members have agreed to act as one. Policies aim to ensure the free movement of people, goods, services and capital within the internal market, enact legislation in justice and home affairs and maintain common policies on trade, agriculture, fisheries and regional development. Passport controls have been abolished in the League, except for Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. There have been attempts to create a single currency to be used across all members, but that was never approved.
The Germanic League inspired the creation of the Latin League in 1954. Belgium and Switzerland, both multilingual countries, are members of both organisations.
- Observer members
Each member get to appoint 5 members which most commonly are either former Politician or future Politicians. The observer states Johannia and Australia each have 1 member who don’t vote. The Johannian delegation is Danny Greaves and the Australian is Jaan Von Sloot.
Councilors who became notable politicians include
- Heinz Kissinger, Secretary of the League and German Chancellor.
- Sándor Kocsis, Secretary of the League and Austro-Hungarian Prime Minister.
- Ingibjörg Sólrún, Councilor from Iceland in the 4th Seat (1998-2005) and Icelandic Prime Minister.
Proposed common currency
Since the mid-1960s, there have been talks about the possible introduction of a common currency to be used among all members of the League. The most popular name for the currency is Hitler, after the League's creator, with 1 hitler being initially equivalent to 1 German mark. But there have been also several critics to the idea and to this day it has never been implemented.