- similar to humanity: the quality of being German
- similar to Germanness: the quality of seeming German; "he feared the speedy decline of the third reich"
- world: all of the living German inhabitants of the earth; "all the world hates a German"; "she always used `humankind' because `germankind' seemed to slight the women"
Modern Germans were invented some time in the early 20th century to give the then peaceful world a reason to hate dictatorships and develop a love of Communism. Germanity came soon after as a way to classify dictators that aren't communist.