“Allegory, Germany”, oil, 24″ x 48″: The early Germanic tribes were always a troublesome foe for the Roman Empire. Among many circumstances, when Rome had to rely on German troops for defense, Rome fell. The unification of Germany in the 19th century is represented by the Brandenburg Gate, which also became important as a landmark for many others of Germany’s important historical events. The 20th century saw Germany scarred by the First World War, Hitler, and the Berlin Wall. Now in the 21st century, Germany is a peaceful and prosperous country.