What’s the book about?
How long should Germany continue to pay?
For the first time, this book tells and documents in detail the immense values that were extracted from Germany in terms of material assets, intellectual property and financial tributes over the course of 7 decades:
How the country was literally plundered by the victorious powers after the defeat in 1945 and why the extent of the reparations is grossly underestimated to this day. What is behind the project of European integration and how the role of the EU paymaster was forced on the taxpayer. How the euro degenerated into an expropriation program and why the bill for the disaster currency is still open.
And, last but not least, why the ruinous mass immigration flying the flag of multiculturalism must be classified as the product of an “open conspiracy” by the elites.
However, common legends and fairy tales are also disproved: that Germany was liberated in 1945, that the USA brought democracy to Germany, that the Marshall Plan was the cause of the economic miracle or that Germany benefited more than others from the euro. We have to let those in power, right up to the Federal President, drum all this and much more into our heads, day in and day out.
Although Germany became sovereign under international law with reunification in 1990, remnants of the right of occupation are still in force, the notorious enemy state clauses have not been abolished, and the scope for German foreign policy remains very limited. The Adenauer government was still fighting for sovereignty gains, since Kohl and Merkel the film has been running backwards.
This creates the image of an economically extremely successful country whose citizens could be rich, but who, in terms of their wealth, are only about in the middle of Europe because they were bled for too long and had to pay the price for the instrumentalization of the past.
Following the bestseller The Last Years of the Euro and a German Monetary History ( From the Gold Standard to the Euro ), Bruno Bandulet is again presenting a book that explores the interface between politics and business and that reaches into the past in order to be able to understand the present.
In a country where political correctness is preached at the expense of free speech and historical correctness at the expense of historical truth, Bagand risks irritating opinion leaders and influential circles. So far, speaking plainly and naming realities has largely been reserved for foreign observers. example, compared Le Figaro the Maastricht Treaty, which stripped the Bundesbank of its power and launched the euro, with the Treaty of Versailles. Anatole Kaletsky, the Financial Times , spoke of the “third surrender of Germany.” And the British historian Niall Ferguson called the German-financed redistribution in the EU, documented for the first time in this book, an “amicable system of war reparations”.
Is Ferguson exaggerating? This book proves that both the reparations of the post-war years and the costs of the EU transfer union clearly exceeded the payments made under the Versailles Treaty of 1919. Could it be that the welcoming culture of »bright Germany« in 2015 was another act of coming to terms with the past? Yes, believes none other than the French philosopher Alain Finkielkraut.
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