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Should Modern Day Germany pay Greece for "War Reparations" ?
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Posted 4/18/15
In the news not so long ago, it seems that Greece wanted Germany to pay Greece around $1-300 Billion however, is this really fair? could you really blame Modern day Germany which moved away from Nazism and returned to a more "proper" civil state.

We can all tell it's just a ploy for Greece to sort its debt problems, but even so, should Germany pay it?
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IMO, no. Granted, a case can be made for reparations, but this request by Greece is not being made in good faith (i.e. they are trying to put one of their major creditors on the hook for a share of their debts).
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The obvious answer is no. That's literally swapping economic status, and quite frankly, I don't think today's Germany should have to atone for their old government's sin. I mean if Germany wants to cooperate in lowering their debt, that's fine, but in reality, they're in no shape to do so.
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CNN money
Germany paid Greece 115 million marks in 1960, as required by reparation agreements. On top of that, it also paid compensation directly to individual victims of the Nazi regime in Greece -- forced laborers, for example.
Berlin says the issue of reparations was settled once and for all by the international treaties that cleared the way for German reunification in 1990. Greece did not lodge a protest against those agreements at the time.
http://money.cnn.com/2015/04/07/news/economy/greece-germany-war-damages/
so Germany already paid for the war damages, and Greece at the time did not protest, meaning that they agreed to the settlement

Greece is just trying to find an easy way to bail out of their debts
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I would say no forgive and move on. Being stuck on past grievances would only encourage more war. "talking about economic warfare rather
than a true blood and flesh warfare" for most nations. If every nation wanted to collect on past offenses then no progress could be made to ensure peace. Greece has to manage there own economic polices which led them to debt in the first place.

Some reading I found interesting
http://www.heritage.org/index/country/greece
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29 / M / Atlanta, GA, USA
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Posted 4/18/15 , edited 4/18/15
I don't believe that paying war reparations is ever correct.
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24 / M / Madrid, Spain
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Dude no they're just trying to not pay their debts to the eu
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23 / M / UK
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germany already paid reparations in the treaty of versailles. this is just greece clawing at anything they can before they completely fail.
Posted 4/18/15
Pfft lol
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14 / F / California
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Posted 4/18/15
Nope, and if Greece keeps it up, Germany should take their clay.
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severticas wrote:

Pfft lol


Posted 4/18/15
No. Greece's true motives are transparent; money to pay off dept. Clearly, "war reparations" is only a flimsy excuse.
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No, I believe it is well past time Germany should be released from any obligation from ww2 responsiblities.
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22 / M / The Heroes Associ...
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Lmfao; Greece is just trying to do a big cash grab to pay of debts.

Germany owes no one anything anymore.

Especially since they paid off their debts already. The current German people and government do not deserved to be punished for the sins of their fathers anyway.
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No. If anybody deserves reparations, it's the families of those affected, not the countries themselves. Give it to the private citizens.
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