View Full Version : OT Germany about to pay final rate of ww1 reparations this year

03-14-2010, 09:02 AM
Final reparation rate of world war one of 56 million including interest to be paid on 3. October 2010, then we are done once and for all. .. Until next time... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif



03-14-2010, 03:53 PM
I do hope this is a joke. Aren't you guys still paying guilt money for WW2?

03-15-2010, 02:40 AM
Originally posted by Kaleun1961:
I do hope this is a joke. Aren't you guys still paying guilt money for WW2?

No joke.

World War I reparations (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I_reparations)

Lausanne Conference of 1932 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lausanne_Conference_of_1932)

London agreement of 1953 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agreement_on_German_External_Debts)

The treaty on german reunification between the allied victors of ww2 and both german states was intentionally declarated to be "a surrogate for a peace treaty" to legally and finally make theoretically possible further reparation demands impossible.

A formal peace treaty would have opened the door for just that so the lawyers of all involved countries came up with something to shut the door for good.

By the way, the UK finished the repayment of its ww2 debts to the USA just four years ago. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Britain pays 1945 war debt (http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/article1264220.ece)

War is very expensive thing to everyone involved.

03-29-2010, 06:39 PM
I'm currently enrolled in an early U.S. history course at the local college, just for the heck of it. The instructor can't be over 40 years old, but is very history oriented. I found it interesting when he brought up with the (mostly) younger crowd (18-20) in the class the fact that, yes, there was a time when the U.S. was not neck deep in debt, that being right after the war. Most of the kids were surprised to hear that, given the current state of affairs. Then again, for most, this is an introductory, and required, course.

03-30-2010, 07:40 AM
Ich Lieben Duetschland http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif