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I said: "The very word Prussia was once taboo, It has been rehabilitated. However, not the reality, although there is Brandenburg". Christopher Jones comments: "There is a strong desire to rationalize the federal structure by merging lšnder together and cut costs: For example, if the proposed merger of Berlin with Brandenburg goes forward, (their TV stations have already merged: Brandenburg's ORB with Berlin's SFB) some have voiced the opinion that the new state should be called Brandenburg-Preussen, with the lšnder's capital remaining in Potsdam". RH: This would make things difficult for the Bavarians, who would have to speak of "Brandenburg-Prussian swine", or has Bavarian animosity toward Prussia so declined that the epithet has disappeared?
Ronald Hilton - 1/9/03