Tuesday, September 28, 2010

All Done

Telegraph: "The final payment of £59.5 million, writes off the crippling debt that was the price for one world war and laid the foundations for another.
Germany was forced to pay the reparations at the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 as compensation to the war-ravaged nations of Belgium and France and to pay the Allies some of the costs of waging what was then the bloodiest conflict in history, leaving nearly ten million soldiers dead.
"On Sunday the last bill is due and the First World War finally, financially at least, terminates for Germany," said Bild, the country's biggest selling newspaper.
Most of the money goes to private individuals, pension funds and corporations holding debenture bonds as agreed under the Treaty of Versailles, where Germany was made to sign the 'war guilt' clause, accepting blame for the war."

Good to see the Germans keep their word. We can put the past behind us now, yes?
They've already paid off the stolen bike from WWII as well. 
Now if  only my government could be so faithful at paying off debts. 


Solameanie said...

I love it when you get snarky! ;)

Palm boy said...

Its been a while since I've taken the time to put it on here :D