Germany is a country in Central Europe. Germany is bordered by Denmark, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands. The population of this country is approx 8,36,95,000 with 3,57,022 square kilometers area. Almost everyone is ethnically German, the official language of the country is also German. About 67% are Christians, and among them Catholics, Protestants are equally on both sides. There are also Orthodox. 3% follow different religions. And everyone else is not a follower of any religion.

According to the German constitution, marriage and the family enjoy special protection of the state. The care and upbringing of children is the natural right and primary duty of parents. The authorities will monitor whether the parents are performing their duties properly. Only if the parents or guardians fail to fulfill their responsibilities or the children are at risk of serious neglect, children can be separated from their families against the wishes of their parents or guardians. The overall education system is under the jurisdiction of the authority. Males eighteen years of age and above may be conscripted into the armed forces, the police.

These are positive aspects. Now let's discuss the negative aspects.

Although one-third of the citizens do not believe in religion, the preamble of the Constitution acknowledges the existence of "God". The German constitution repeatedly refers to a "United Europe". France's guess is that Germany is interested in forming a state including every European state, somewhat in the style of the United States of America. France has strong objections to it. Just as state-based nationalism is a dangerous concept, so is continent-based nationalism. Article II of the Constitution recognizes "moral law", a free pass for dictators. 

Constitution of Germany


Admirable Articles of Germany's Constitution

Article 1. [Human dignity - Human rights - Legally binding force of basic rights] (Part of it)

1. Human dignity shall be inviolable. To respect and protect it shall be the duty of all state authority.


Article 6. [Marriage - Family - Children] (Part of it)

1. Marriage and the family shall enjoy the special protection of the state.

2. The care and upbringing of children is the natural right of parents and a duty primarily incumbent upon them. The state shall watch over them in the performance of this duty.

3. Children may be separated from their families against the will of their parents or guardians only pursuant to a law, and only if the parents or guardians fail in their duties or the children are otherwise in danger of serious neglect.


Article 7. [School system] (Part of it)

1. The entire school system shall be under the supervision of the state.


Article 9. [Freedom of association]

1. All Germans shall have the right to form corporations and other associations.

2. Associations whose aims or activities contravene the criminal laws, or that are directed against the constitutional order or the concept of international understanding, shall be prohibited.


Article 10. [Privacy of correspondence, posts and telecommunications]

1. The privacy of correspondence, posts and telecommunications shall be inviolable.

2. Restrictions may be ordered only pursuant to a law. If the restriction serves to protect the free democratic basic order or the existence or security of the Federation or of a Land, the law may provide that the person affected shall not be informed of the restriction and that recourse to the courts shall be replaced by a review of the case by agencies and auxiliary agencies appointed by the legislature.


Article 12a. [Compulsory military and alternative civilian service] (Part of it)

1. Men who have attained the age of eighteen may be required to serve in the Armed Forces, in the Federal Border Police, or in a civil defence organisation.

2. Any person who, on grounds of conscience, refuses to render military service involving the use of arms may be required to perform alternative service. The duration of alternative service shall not exceed that of military service. Details shall be regulated by a law, which shall not interfere with the freedom to make a decision in accordance with the dictates of conscience, and which shall also provide for the possibility of alternative service not connected with units of the Armed Forces or of the Federal Border Police. 

Facts of Germany's Constitution


Conscious of their responsibility before God and man, Inspired by the determination to promote world peace as an equal partner in a united Europe, the German people, in the exercise of their constituent power, have adopted this Basic Law. Germans in the Länder of Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Hesse, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein and Thuringia have achieved the unity and freedom of Germany in free self-determination. This Basic Law thus applies to the entire German people.


Article 2. [Personal freedoms] (Part of it)

1. Every person shall have the right to free development of his personality insofar as he does not violate the rights of others or offend against the constitutional order or the moral law.


Article 95. [Supreme federal courts]

2. The judges of each of these courts shall be chosen jointly by the competent Federal Minister and a committee for the selection of judges consisting of the competent Land ministers and an equal number of members elected by the Bundestag.


Article 98. [Legal status of judges - Impeachment]

4. The Länder may provide that Land judges shall be chosen jointly by the Land Minister of Justice and a committee for the selection of judges.