Ziemowit 13 | 4,182 14 Oct 2019 #91I am not as sure as you are that Germans have truly learnt that lesson yet.history.[...] has a nasty tendency to repeat itselfIt seems they truly have. Irrespectively of what one political group or another in Germany may say, the vast majority of Germans have now comfortably placed themselves on the side of peace and stability (and has stopped thinking about ever searching for this infamous Lebensraum in Eastern Europe). In this respect Germany may now resemble the change that occured to Sweden in the past. As we know, Sweden was for more than a century the biggest warmonger and aggressor in Europe, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe, but after that it has slided into being one of the most peace-orientated countries in the world. Many historians draw a parallel between the course Sweden took in the past and the course Germany has taken after 1945 and is sticking to it all the time.unremitting hostility to Germany and German citizensGiven all the atrocities the Germans committed in Eastern Europe, which were far more brutal than in Western Europe, one may say that such hostility towards Germany, particularly among those directly affected, may persist for yet many years ahead.