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    Greece’s new prime minister wants Germany to pay for Nazi war crimes

    After the seismic victory of Greece’s leftist Syriza party in national polling Sunday, the country’s new prime minister, 40-year-old Alexis Tsipras, is leading all of Europe down an uncertain path.

    Syriza has vowed to renegotiate the crippling debts saddled on the Greek economy by European lenders — a move that some fear could threaten the unity of the eurozone. Tsipras and his allies, meanwhile, see their ascension as a historic opportunity, as WorldViews discussed here




    Syriza, in particular, has been outspoken about the need for Germany to atone for its past in Greece, or at least show a bit more leniency now as compensation. Tsipras has campaigned on the issue for more than a year, including in the build-up to Sunday's election. "We are going to demand debt reduction, and the money Germany owes us from World War II, including reparations," he said earlier this month.

    A 2013 study carried out by the previous Greek government of defeated Prime Minister Antonis Samaras estimated that Germany owed Greece some $200 billion for damages incurred during the Nazi occupation, the cost of rebuilding destroyed infrastructure as well as loans Nazi authorities forced Greece to pay between 1942 and 1944. The Samaras government, whose critics accused of being handmaidens to Brussels' harsh mandates, did little with the report. Another advocacy group claims that the sum owed to Greece could be as much as $677 billion.

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    Re: Greece’s new prime minister wants Germany to pay for Nazi war crimes

    They will pay as soon as Germany gets paid for the Roman occupation... and be sure to let the Middle East know when the money comes in because they are waiting for reparations for the Greek occupation by King Alexander.
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    Re: Greece’s new prime minister wants Germany to pay for Nazi war crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    They will pay as soon as Germany gets paid for the Roman occupation... and be sure to let the Middle East know when the money comes in because they are waiting for reparations for the Greek occupation by King Alexander.
    was there a state called 'germany' when romans occupied that region ?

    lets post seriously
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    Re: Greece’s new prime minister wants Germany to pay for Nazi war crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    was there a state called 'germany'when romans occupied that region ?

    lets post seriously
    It was a Ethino-State call Germania.

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    Re: Greece’s new prime minister wants Germany to pay for Nazi war crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    was there a state called 'germany' when romans occupied that region ?

    lets post seriously
    the modern German state didn't occupy Greece anymore than the modern Italian state occupied Germany.



    Greece is angrily grasping at straws, throwing a tantrum to refuse to acknowledge that the gravy train can end. I look forward to seeing how it goes for them.

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    Re: Greece’s new prime minister wants Germany to pay for Nazi war crimes

    Europe was meant to be in constant turmoil. The new PM of Greece is sabre rattling for what? To me he comes off foolish.
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    Re: Greece’s new prime minister wants Germany to pay for Nazi war crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanSpartan View Post
    It was a Ethino-State call Germania.
    its name was holy roman empire ,not germania
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    Re: Greece’s new prime minister wants Germany to pay for Nazi war crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    the modern German state didn't occupy Greece anymore than the modern Italian state occupied Germany.



    Greece is angrily grasping at straws, throwing a tantrum to refuse to acknowledge that the gravy train can end. I look forward to seeing how it goes for them.
    you were a democrat when comdemning radical islamists.

    many neo cons are just neo con against the muslim World ( not only islamists but muslim world
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    Re: Greece’s new prime minister wants Germany to pay for Nazi war crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    you were a democrat when comdemning radical islamists.

    many neo cons are just neo con against the muslim World ( not only islamists but muslim world
    take the troll elsewhere, Medusa. No one is interested.

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    Re: Greece’s new prime minister wants Germany to pay for Nazi war crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    its name was holy roman empire ,not germania
    History. It's important.

    But hey. You were only, like, half a millennium off.

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