This is a roundabout way of answering your question; but I promise we’ll get there…
Germany, as we have known it in all it’s forms in the modern era, is an enforced political fiction. What it really was was an affiliation of culturally and linguistically distinct but related small nation (and indeed city) states held together by a convoluted political system called the Holy Roman Empire. Like how Greece as we know it today, emerged from the Athenian League; but calling a Prussian and a Bavarian both Germans, is kind of like called a Swede and a Dane both Scandinavians. It’s true, but it glosses over a lot of history and differences in culture and language.
When the Holy Roman Empire finally collapsed under the weight of its own history and Napoleon’s artillery, those Prussians (or, verdammt Prußians as Great-Grandad Max used to call them), had a glorious idea to get the band back together and so they created the German Empire. The problem was that a whole lot of ‘Germans’, including the Bavarians, Bohemians, and Austrians, we’re really not keen on the idea. So the Prussians did what the Prussians do and they annexed, invaded, and tried to wipe out the differences between those cultures. This went pretty well for them until someone lit a match and threw it in the gas can by assassinating the Arch-Duke of Austria-Hungary and… WW1, WW2, The Cold War, Reunification, Today.
So what am I driving at? Not everyone wants to go to Warrior Heaven. Some of us just want to have a little peace and gods-damned quiet in Helheim. Some of us might like to have the pastoral life with Freya. It’s not that any of these are the ‘good’ place and everywhere else is the ‘less good’ or even ‘bad’ place. That’s a Christian idea that got draped over the mythology.
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