So.. you've all heard by now. Germany is holding together the Euro and the EU. Greece are on the brink of financial collapse. Do you think Greece is responsible for it's downfall? I personally believe they are. They kept 'borrowing' and borrowing from Germany, France.. etc. Now they've sustained a heavy debt and cannot pay it back.
It's like you keep on borrowing from a loan shark and expect nothing to happen. Greece really have screwed themselves over.
- Yes, they are responsible71% (10)71% (12)71% (22)Vote
- No, they are not29% (4)29% (5)29% (9)Vote
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Thats not entirely true. Lets get things from the beginning. The collapse of Greece began in 1974 with the return of democracy (as always) after the end of its 7 year old dictatorship.
During the 80's the socialists took power and that was the period that spread the corruption all over the country. Bribery, fake pensions, pulling strings of politicians and above all the abuse of power and money from the government. The finance minister of Greece at that time raised pensions and payments and hired thousands of civil servants many of them barely had to do any work. All this to keep the people happy but blind. So the people kept voting for them. The result is what you see today. But the EU is also responsible. All these offers they make to Greece are leading again to downfall. The only one's who make profit are the banks. And know that Greece has many raw materials but not the technology to make use of them. Its that what Germany is after being an industrial beast.
As for the money that supposedly Germany owes to Greece since the end of WW2, this debt was deleted during the 50's in exchange of food and other materials according to the Marshall Plan (officially the European Recovery Plan). Both governments of Greece and Germany signed a treaty that relieved Germany of its debt towards Greece. But this is something the greek media never tells, so the Greeks being the dumbasses of Europe, still whine about Nazis and 3rd Reich with Angela Merkel being Hitlers daughter. With such stupidity, no wonder they collaborated with their corrupt governments for decades and now brought chaos to their country.1