Or Ask the Salvadoran-American.
Seeing as El Salvador is one of the Nations the president of the USA visited on his recent trip, I thought that some would be curious to ask about the history of the place, the current conditions there, or to ask about the experiences an immigrant fleeing the former civil war from El Salvador had coming to the USA. BTW I’m an American citizen now; however, El Salvador considers anyone born in El Salvador a citizen even if one becomes an American. So, like the former Governator in California I have dual citizenship.
First, lets get this historical joke out of the way (My father even reported this was told during and after WWII)
*In WWII, after the Pear harbor attack, Germany declared war to the USA. El Salvador then in support to the USA declared war to the axis powers! (Up to here the story is true!)
In Germany, in Hitler’s war head quarters in Berlin, Hitler and his henchmen were looking at a world map. A messenger will drop and say:
-“Mein Fuller! Australia has declared war!”
Then a tiny red flag was put nonchalantly over Australia. Then more troopers came with more declarations:
-“New Zealand declared war!”, “The Netherlands mein Fueller!” “Brazil!”…
Soon the war map was filled with a field of red flags, then suddenly one more soldier wearily comes in and said:
Hitler and Goering looked at each other…
-"Gott in himmel! Where is that?” said Hitler. No one ever heard of such a place… “Well, everybody, look for it on the map!”
-“Jawohl! Mein Fueller!!” said the officers.
After an hour of looking, everybody was beginning to think it was joke from Goebbels when suddenly one officer said:
-“Mein Fueller! I found it! It was completely covered by this white pin!”*
It was much better when one remembers the context. El Salvador declaring war to Germany, while a nice gesture for Pan American union ideals, was seen in by many in tiny El Salvador as a joke, but I always find interesting how many times tiny El Salvador gets to wiggle its way into international matters, both for good and for evil (EL Salvador also was one of the members of the coalition of the willing for the Iraq war).