It's weird, I am proud on one side and then there is all this bad history, especially recent history. So I wonder if it's ok to be proud.
It's been a major conflict in my head recently. It's somewhat of a taboo because of Hitler, but I do identify with the Germanic peoples as a whole and I know the Nazis had strong beliefs centered around the greater German Reich that included all Germanic people, including the Scandanavians. I get this feeling of being bro with others of the same heritage.
I think it's more useful to be a proud European though.
Or even better a proud Human.
But you can't cheer for the Human or European team at World Cup.
Edit: Yeah I can actually cheer for the Human team at World Cup.