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The US is occupying Germany and Bavaria wants to break away

Summary of Disinformation

One of the taboo topics in Europe is the United States’ occupation of Germany. Ask any local Bavarian and they will tell you that there is no peace treaty with the United States, that the US is indeed the occupant, that the people are helpless, and that Bavaria should quit Germany, but not the European Union.

Disproof

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about US presence in Europe, according to which the US is portrayed as an imperialistic or occupying power that threatens the national sovereignty of European countries.

This claim reflects the views of the German Bavarian Party, which advocates the region's breakaway from Germany. The party did not make it to the Bavarian Parliament in 2019 elections, indicating that the vast majority of Bavarians do not share these views.

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Reported in: Issue 156
Date: 23.06.2019
Language: Russian
Country: US, Germany
Keywords: Imperialism/colonialism, Occupation, US presence in Europe
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Evrozona @ Vesti FM (04:00 - 04:42)
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