In the 12th century, under the Hohenstaufen emperors (1138–1254), German princes increased their influence further south and east into territories inhabited by Slavs ; they encouraged German settlement in these areas, called the eastern settlement movement ( Ostsiedlung ) . Members of the Hanseatic League , which included mostly north German cities and towns, prospered in the expansion of trade.  In the south, the Greater Ravensburg Trade Corporation ( Große Ravensburger Handelsgesellschaft ) served a similar function. The edict of the Golden Bull issued in 1356 by Emperor Charles IV provided the basic constitutional structure of the Empire and codified the election of the emperor by seven prince-electors who ruled some of the most powerful principalities and archbishoprics. 
You really have no idea about anyone’s expectations but your own. I’m a white, western man married to an Eastern Asian woman. Do I disagree with some aspects of Asian culture? Well, yes, of course I do. As does she with some aspects of western culture. Do either of us try to force the other to change? No. Why not? First, because I respect her (that’s why I married her), and second, because what ever cultural difference there is between us is insignificant. People across cultures, sexes, races, religions, and any other category you’d like to put them in are not really that different. We are vastly more similar than we are different. I live in her country and speak her language. I am fully integrated into her family and she in mine. We are comfortable in each other’s culture. I’d say this applies for the vast majority of international/interracial couples. Please think about what you say before posting blatantly discriminatory and narrow-minded assertions.