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Known for its rich cultural history, Germany has been continuously the home of influential and successful artists, philosophers, musicians, sportspeople, entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, and inventors.
The German term Deutschland, originally diutisciu land ("the German lands") is derived from deutsch (cf.
dutch), descended from Old High German diutisc "popular" (i.e.
belonging to the diot or diota "people"), originally used to distinguish the language of the common people from Latin and its Romance descendants.
With about 82 million inhabitants, Germany is the most populous member state of the European Union.
After the United States, it is the second most popular immigration destination in the world.
Germany's capital and largest metropolis is Berlin, while its largest conurbation is the Ruhr, with its main centres of Dortmund and Essen.
The country's other major cities are Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Leipzig, Bremen, Dresden, Hannover and Nuremberg.
A region named Germania was documented before 100 AD.
The German revolutions of 1848–49 resulted in the Frankfurt Parliament establishing major democratic rights.
In 1871, Germany became a nation state when most of the German states unified into the Prussian-dominated German Empire.
Germany is a member of the United Nations, NATO, the G7 (formerly G8), the G20, and the OECD.
The national military expenditure is the 9th highest in the world.