Germany and America have had a long and sometimes troubled past but today, aside from the occasional bump in the road - like when Germany discovered the US was wiretapping Angela Merkel's phone last year - America remains Germany's closest ally outside the EU.
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A whooping 30% of Americans claim German heritage, but in spite of friendly relations and the high percentage of Americans with German bloodlines, there are a surprising number of misconceptions about Germany and the people who live there. So what do Americans get wrong about its allies in Deutschland?
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