Europeans today appear to be somewhat confused about the origins of their race and have been conditioned to think that the country they are from, either Britain, Germany, Russia or France for example, are all different races. While they are different cultures, the evidence shows that Europeans are one race. Similarly, the majority of Chinese are one race. Because of this confusion, Europeans do not regard themselves as being indigenous to Europe with full indigenous rights. This is an important piece of knowledge and Europeans require education on the United Nations Indigenous Laws which apply to all people who are indigenous to their region. If you look at our article 'Teach Europeans about their Heritage,' it talks about the origins of Europeans. 'European Racial Pride' talks about the different races of the world.
In this article we deal with Europeans and their tribal ancestors. They were not different people - they were just groups of Europeans practising different cultures and languages. The article demonstrates that the majority of European languages descended from one language. The various tribes laid the foundations of Europe which we have today. The origin of some modern country names originate from the names of these tribes. A German tribe called the' Frances,' layed the foundations of France and Germany was named after the Germanic Tribes. The Celtic tribe known as the 'Bretons,' lived in Southern England. They also came from the North Western Coast of France where they lived, and this area is known today as Brittany which is situated in modern day France. These two European Caucasian tribes (Germanic and Celtic) roamed and lived within Europe and also trekked into the Middle East and Central Asia where they intermingled, traded and formed marital type relationships with other groups from these regions.
Tribal ancestry is not regularly discussed or taught within European schools. The majority of Europeans, in Western Europe and north of the Swiss Alps are descendants of possibly three language groups, Latin, Celtic and Germanic tribes and were categorised by their languages. The majority of the population of the Republic of Ireland and much of Scotland and Wales are descendants of the Celtic Tribes. The people of England have their origins in both Celtic and Germanic tribes. From Germany to Scandinavia, the Germanic people lived. People in Northern Europe became known generically as "The Vikings,"and traded all over Europe and Russia which obtaining its name from the Viking word Rus. The Vikings settled in France and became known as the Normans, who invaded Britain.
These European tribes are actually 'nations' who had leadership structure. In many cases tribes made agreements with other tribes and helped each other. Historical sources often say that they were warlike people. This may be exaggerated when one considers that some of these tribes were poorly armed, indicating they were in fact hunter-gatherers/farmers who wanted to live in peace. More likely their environment and land was encroached upon by the Romans or other tribes and these tribes chose to fight back rather than become enslaved. The historic information from Germanic and Celtic tribes comes primarily from Roman sources. The Romans paint a rather unflattering view of these tribes considering they fought against Roman rule. The consensus by Roman sources is that they were uncivilized 'barbarians,' though it was these barbarians who brought the Roman Empire to its knees and laid the foundations for the Europe we know today.
During the 5th Century the Roman Empire was losing strength both in military numbers and political cohesion. This was in large part due to numerous nomadic Germanic tribes migrating en masse. They were migrating primarily due to pressure from invading tribes and vast population growth. During the Germanic migration there was many intrusions into different tribal territories as there was very little unoccupied land and this caused a number of wars for land. They migrated into both Britain and Western Europe and as it's easier to defend fixed settlements they stayed put in areas and strongly defended what soon became fixed territories. The Germanic people had strong militaristic identities and their warriors were devoted to their military leaders and chieftains. Germanic leaders, Odoacer and Theodric the Great shaped later European civilisations.
- The Roman Empire lost strength during the 5th century; Germanic peoples migrated into Great Britain and Western Europe, and their settlements became fixed territories.
- Many Germanic tribes merged including the Jutes with the Danes in Denmark, the Geats and Gutes with the Swedes in Sweden, and the Angles and the Saxons in England.
- Germanic peoples had a strong military and warriors were fiercely devoted to their military leaders, or chieftains.
- Political leaders Odoacer and Theodoric the Great, shaped later European civilizations.
Source: Boundless. “The Germanic Tribes.” Boundless World History I: Ancient Civilizations-Enlightenment. Boundless, 10 Jun. 2016. Retrieved 28 Jun. 2016 from https://www.boundless.com/world-history/textbooks/boundless-world-history-i-ancient-civilizations-enlightenment-textbook/the-middle-ages-in-europe-9/the-germanic-tribes-333/the-germanic-tribes-166-13235/
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