Poland calls for new push for WW2 reparations from Germany



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Many nations devastated by Nazi Germany were seriously shortchanged of reparations because the US and USSR wanted to better integrate West/East Germany into their respective spheres of influence.
 

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Poland is currently looking at a figure of roundabout 800 billion euro for the moment just in time for the EU Elections.

Arkadiusz Mularczyk might aim for a trillion euro by the end of the year.

Polish MP calls for new push for WW2 reparations from Germany
How much are they looking for from Russia?

They invaded when Germany did and caused huge destruction at wars end.

Then they ruled for 35 years degrading the economy under their dysfunctional Soviet system.
 

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How much are they looking for from Russia?

They invaded when Germany did and caused huge destruction at wars end.

Then they ruled for 35 years degrading the economy under their dysfunctional Soviet system.
Russia has no economy at the moment. let's keep digging at the goose that lays the golden eggs
 

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How much are they looking for from Russia?

They invaded when Germany did and caused huge destruction at wars end.

Then they ruled for 35 years degrading the economy under their dysfunctional Soviet system.
No. Germany invaded on September 1st. Russia only intervened in Poland on September 17th by which time it was obvious the Germans were running rampant in Poland.
 

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No. Germany invaded on September 1st. Russia only intervened in Poland on September 17th by which time it was obvious the Germans were running rampant in Poland.
So they both invaded Poland in September 1939 - that's more or less what was said.
 

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the third Reich doesnt exist, using the war against the germans now is just childish. it would be more dumb than the Irish trying to tap the brits now for the good work of the Tans back in the day
 

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the third Reich doesnt exist, using the war against the germans now is just childish. it would be more dumb than the Irish trying to tap the brits now for the good work of the Tans back in the day
hang on a minute, or this goes back all the way to the battle of Grunwald now
 

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the third Reich doesnt exist, using the war against the germans now is just childish. it would be more dumb than the Irish trying to tap the brits now for the good work of the Tans back in the day
They have no realistic aspiration to get more money. Poland had 16 years to try it on since it joined the EU and did nothing and now they come out with this garbage. It's just populist rabble-rousing. The Rightist administration in Poland is facing more resistance from the disillusioned and disenchanted and from the EU. It's the old tactic: whip up anger against some outside force, try to distract the populace by trying to breathe new life into old ashes of resentment. "Look....over there!"
 

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Many nations devastated by Nazi Germany were seriously shortchanged of reparations because the US and USSR wanted to better integrate West/East Germany into their respective spheres of influence.
The vast majority of destruction caused by Nazi Germany was done in Eastern Europe. Because of the Cold War, no serious aid or reparations was given to rebuild these regions, and the USSR was incapable of doing so. Also the US and Britain insisted West Germany was rebuilt and rehabilitated so that it would be a useful ally in the Cold War. When you look at the wealth in Germany today and compare it to places like Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova it makes you wonder who were the real victors of WW2.
 

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No. Germany invaded on September 1st. Russia only intervened in Poland on September 17th by which time it was obvious the Germans were running rampant in Poland.
Wrong- the Soviets did not "intervene"- they invaded as well!
 

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The vast majority of destruction caused by Nazi Germany was done in Eastern Europe. Because of the Cold War, no serious aid or reparations was given to rebuild these regions, and the USSR was incapable of doing so. Also the US and Britain insisted West Germany was rebuilt and rehabilitated so that it would be a useful ally in the Cold War. When you look at the wealth in Germany today and compare it to places like Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova it makes you wonder who were the real victors of WW2.
Poland has annexed a quarter of German soil after WW2 . how much is that worth in todays real estate monies. has to be more than a mere 800bn euro

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Poland already got 1/4 of the German Reich as compensation in 1945. Considering the current land prices, 800 billion is very cheap.
It is more Poland who owes Germany money!
Germany is lucky the Morgenthau Plan wasn't implemented.
 

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Germany is lucky the Morgenthau Plan wasn't implemented.
who said it wasn't implemented? The Treasury Plan for the Treatment of Germany was fully enforced to recover western countries by exploiting German resources up to 1947 when it was replaced by the Marshall Plan
 


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