(Original post by Prussia1)
12 million Germans were expelled from German land that had been German for thousands of years (including my family. So should Germany regain this land?
Rubbish. As mentioned, German nation doesn't even have 1 thousand year, and talking of "ancient" owners, Berlin was founded over a Slavic village, so even better Poland would demand regaining eastern Germany as a succesor of Slavic tribes and contribution for WWII. Ok, the very first known owners were probably Hallstatters, so Austria would demand "reganing" these lands also.
Your nickname is kind of funny I may add to that, because true Prussians had nothing common with Germans.
Not to mention that justification for regaining those territories is against international law, and has false fundamentation, it is not possible unless you start another agressive war.
The Poles will never let anyone to take Silesia or Pomerania, since last 60 years went under establishing modern national entity and attachment to boarders from times of the Piast dynasty. Moreover, memory of WWII is still fresh, (I personally live in a town where Germans killed 60% of population, my grandfather was a slave worker, and by great grandmother was badly beaten by SS)
Russia neither. The former Prussian territories have too strong strategic meaning to them.
(Original post by Snufkin)
The forced migration of Germans after the end of WW2 is not as widely known about in the UK as it should be, a lot of people died and millions of people were made homeless, but there were good (and some bad) reasons for the expulsions. There is a strong case for saying more lives would have been lost had these German communities been allowed to stay.
Which means that they have no knowledge of the Postdam Conference in a first place.