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"As a side note - it wasn't abandoned. Treaty of Versailles."

Yeah, well, the treaty of Frankfurt (1871) imposed to France greater payments in terms of percentage of GDP, and it was paid in two year -despite there having been major fighting in France in 1870 against not a single shot on German soil in WW1.

It was a political decision to pretend that Versailles was an economic impossibility.

Germany loves giving debt morality lessons despite having been the worst debt offender of the 20th century.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Sat Feb 18th, 2012 at 06:31:43 AM EST
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