With the New Year approaching, many people are already starting to think about what gifts to give to their relatives or what gifts to buy for themselves. Because giving and receiving gifts is also a lot of fun! But did you know that giving and receiving gifts is not only for humans? You may have heard of animals giving gifts to each other for various reasons before. Then it would be more reasonable to put our question as, “Did you know that the giving and receiving of gifts is not limited to living beings?” Yes, throughout history, “countries” have given each other gifts for various reasons. Moreover, some of these gifts were very interesting. Here are the top 6 gifts countries have given each other, from the Statue of Liberty to a panda…
1. The Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty, one of the symbols of the United States with a height of 93 meters, was presented as a gift from France in 1886 on the occasion of the centenary of the independence of the United States of America.
2. Christmas tree
There is an interesting gift-giving tradition between Norway and England. And since 1947! Accordingly, Norway sends a Christmas tree to the United Kingdom every year since 1947. England displays this gift from Norway in Trafalgar Square in the capital, London, during the Christmas period.
The origins of this extraordinary gift-giving tradition are very interesting. Norway, II. In gratitude for the support he received from England during the Nazi occupation during World War II, he presents a Christmas tree to England every year.
Relations between the United States and China have been very tense for a long time. More precisely, the relationship between the United States and China has been tense in every period of history! But in the past years, some steps have been taken to normalize relations between the two countries. In 1972, then US President Richard Nixon paid an official visit to China, making a very important step in the name of normalization. Nixon was the first US president to visit China…
Of course, China had to make a move in the face of this important visit. Thus, China revitalized the ancient tradition of “panda diplomacy” and gave two pandas to the United States.
It is possible to see a similar gift tradition between Norway and England and between the Netherlands and Canada. Secondly. During World War II, the Netherlands was occupied by the Nazis, and the Dutch royal family spent these days of occupation in the hospitable lands of Canada. Because of this hospitable attitude, Holland gives Canada a gift of 100,000 tulips every year.
5. The Sword of Stalingrad
Secondly. World War II was one of the bloodiest and most terrible events in history that changed the fate of the entire world. Of course, there were many important moments and battles that determined the course of the war. The Battle of Stalingrad was one of them. In the battle that began on August 23, 1942 and ended on February 2, 1943, the Nazi and Soviet armies faced each other. The Soviet armies score an epic victory over the Nazis, leading to the outbreak of World War II. The course of World War II changed dramatically …
For this reason, the sixth king of England of that period. George asked for the sword to be made as a gift to the leader of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin. This is how the “Stalingrad Sword” was made. The sword, which is a symbol of historic victory and the gratitude of the Allied nations, was presented to Soviet leader Stalin by then British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.I have been commanded to present this Sword of Honor as a mark of respect to the British people.He gave in his speech.
When Barack Obama was President of the United States, he paid an official visit to the United Kingdom. Of course, Obama, who wanted to properly represent his country, could not go before the Queen empty-handed. But the second queen of Obama. The present he had brought with him to present to Elizabeth was rather pleasant. Obama, II. He gave Elizabeth an iPod.
However, Obama did not forget the British Prime Minister at the time, David Cameron. The President of the United States presented Cameron with 25 DVDs. On the other hand, Cameron showed his gratitude for this gift by buying Obama a beer.
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