How come countries with the strongest germanic influence in terms of culture and tradition tend to be the most developed?

scandinavian nations like Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark can all trace their roots from norse germanic people. same with most of germany which is where the germanic people most likely originated from as well as the Netherlands, Belgium, northern France region of normandy, Austria, the u.k and the strong... show more scandinavian nations like Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark can all trace their roots from norse germanic people.

same with most of germany which is where the germanic people most likely originated from as well as the Netherlands, Belgium, northern France region of normandy, Austria,

the u.k and the strong anglo Saxon influence especially in England.


and countries outside of Europe like the U.S.A, canada, New Zealand, and australia.

their countries were founded by mostly early English settlers and maybe some other western european settlers. thus making those countries traditionally of anglo influence
Update: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, northern france, the u,k, the u,s,a, canada, australia, and new zealand

all rank really high in gdp per capita and human development index
Update 2: @anon,

not all of Europe is germanic though

meditteranean and eastern europe is white yet not as developed??
Update 3: actual llewan,

poor example, one region doesn't account for the entire country as a whole.


a third world country like NIGERIA has a rich developed area that compares to a developed European city, that doesn't change the fact that NIGERIA as a whole is a sh.tpoor country
Update 4: @actual llewan.

and less developed areas exist everywhere.

even in scandinavian countries like Iceland or Denmark have rural backwater areas, but those countries as a whole are one of the most developed relative to most of the world
Update 5: @perefectly baked liechstein is a tiny country that is mostly representation of people from other parts of Western Europe its not a good example of a nation state that has a long history of tradition or unique languages . to me Liechtenstein is like the Singapore of ueopre. singapore is developed but its also... show more @perefectly baked liechstein is a tiny country that is mostly representation of people from other parts of Western Europe

its not a good example of a nation state that has a long history of tradition or unique languages .


to me Liechtenstein is like the Singapore of ueopre.

singapore is developed but its also a nation of mostly wealthyChinese, Malay, and Indians
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