[lit-ideas] Re: Member Issues/WW1 Debt

  • From: David Ritchie <ritchierd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2010 17:47:11 -0700

On Oct 1, 2010, at 5:31 PM, Ursula Stange wrote:

> 'All students are required to bring three coloured markers to their first 
> class.'
Yes, that would be my vote too.

And now another sentence: "All Germans have paid off their First World War 

'strawdinry!  Reparations were repudiated by Hitler.  Then came the argument, 
"Well, we're not one country any more and therefore not the same entity that 
incurred the debt."  Apparently when Germany was once again unified, they 
started once again paying off the First World War.  No "statute of 
limitations...it wasn't a good idea in the first place...bankruptcy dissolved 
all obligation..." argument, just hand into the pocket and over the doubloons 

To whom, one wonders?  Italy?  Did Italy get its fair share?

David Ritchie,
Portland, Oregon

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