Which are the most "Germanisedu201d non-Germanic countries and regions of Europe?

Europe countries and regions

Were it not for the language, Czech Republic and Slovenia would be almost unrecognisable from Austria.

Very similar culture, very similar way of life, very similar history, architecture, food, even nature is similar.

,I would say that these two countries win this particular race hands-down(*).

,Next in a row would probably be North Italy, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland and the three Baltic states.

,(*) I presume that Netherlands, Denmark, Swiss and Austria count as u201cGermanic countriesu201d, so they are out of the race.

Iu2019ll ignore Norway and Sweden too, for they are not only Germanic but also in some respects u201cmore German than Germansu201d.

In fact, most of the smaller Germanic states are.

Belgium is half Germanic half Roman, itu2019s an interesting mix.

Finally, Finland is Finland, itu2019s unique in many ways.

Schengen countries

I believe it all depends on conditions and process varies due to numerous contexts.

In that aspect, I had a horrible experience with Belgium Embassy in New Delhi.

I applied for a student visa 2 months before enrollment deadline.

However even to the time of writing this, I have not received requested visa despite submitting all required documents and furnishing all required information.

,The thing is if your application gets processed and approved by local embassy then it is ideal.

However, if it is sent to Brussels (Immigration Office) then good luck with your application.

You should probably forget about your application and receiving visa on time.

Sadly, deadline has passed and I am sitting here wondering what to do next.

Low point is process is totally opaque and no one is ready to give any answer despite taking loads of money in terms of application fee and contribution fee.

It feels like a scam run by officials to mug people.

I have came across many students who were made to stuck like that and their careers suffered, almost a year is lost due to their indecision and their so called u201cProcessu201d.

,So, in all fairness.

Please avoid Belgium embassy if you are applying for even tourist visau2019s.

What are the 44 countries in Europe

Approximately 50, though the precise number depends on your definitions of u2018countriesu2019, u2018inu2019, and u2018Europeu2019.

Using the Bosporus/Caucasus/Ural definition of Europes boundary, and grouping islands with nearby continents, there are:,34 UN member and observer states fully contained within Europe: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and Vatican City.

,8 UN members which are mostly in Europe by both area and population, but which also have sovereignty over non-European areas: France, UK, Netherlands, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Norway.

2 UN members most of whose population lives in Europe, but which are geographically mostly outside Europe: Denmark and Russia.

,4 UN members which are partly in Europe, but are mostly outside it both in area and population: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Turkey.

2 UN members which are geographically fully outside Europe, but which are members of the Council of Europe and are widely considered European for historical reasons: Cyprus and Armenia.

,5 de facto independent countries that are fully or partly in Europe, but are not members of the UN: Kosovo, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Transnistria and Artsakh.

8 non-sovereign dependent territories in Europe: Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man, Gibraltar, Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Faroe Islands, u00c5land and Svalbard.

1 sovereign non-state in Europe: the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

,So anything between 34 and 64, And thatu2019s before you even consider Eurovision and UEFA :-)

European Union countries list 2021

Most if not all of them are among the safest places in the world.

,In the list of countries by intentional homicide rateu2014which is a very good indicator of all kinds of violent crime, including terrorismu2014Western European countries like Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Switzerland are safer than the safest U.

S.

state (New Hampshire, 0.

9 / 100,000), for instance.

The Netherlands, Norway and Spain (0.

6 / 100,000) are tied with South Korea (I think that youu2019re South Korean).

,Other important Western European countries like France, the UK, Sweden, Portugal or Denmark are very close too (less than 1.

5 / 100,000).

All of them have a lower rate than Canada (2 / 100,000), which is pretty safe.

,Additionally, in the 2021 Global Peace Index:,u2026the European Union was (and is) the largest contiguous u201cgreenu201d area in the world by number of countries and total population; 11 of the 20 u201cmost peacefulu201d countries in the world are Western European countries.

,Actually, I canu2019t think of any Western European country which isnu2019t safe to the point of being kind of boring.

XD Here, a simple murder is national news.