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    Is it possible for gemany ?

    Germany is the leading economical power in Europe. Greece already has a huge loan to return to Germany and as far as I know they aren't able to return it on time.

    What do you think?

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    Re: Is it possible for gemany ?

    Do you mean "take over" as in Germany issuing secured credit to poorer countries hoping for default so they can take control of their assets? I'm sure Germany would rather have it's money back.

    This does seem to be going on, however, with China, which has been financing infrastructure development in subsaharan Africa with terms and a volume that deserves more attention than it currently receives.

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    Re: Is it possible for gemany ?

    How has Germany and France have pretty much already done this .... they are the EU

    the economic power they have in concert - they dominate the continent

    especially since GB dropped out

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    Re: Is it possible for gemany ?

    Quote Originally Posted by BigSmoke View Post
    How has Germany and France have pretty much already done this .... they are the EU

    the economic power they have in concert - they dominate the continent

    especially since GB dropped out
    Can you elaborate?

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    Re: Is it possible for gemany ?

    Being economically successful is not an indicator of someone trying to gain explicit control over its neighbors. If that were the case, Singapore would have explicit control over the Phillipines and Indonesia by now. Giving out loans is an investment, and every nation does so. Loans are typically mutually beneficial, and countries have the right to refuse them if desired.

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    Re: Is it possible for gemany ?

    Quote Originally Posted by BigSmoke View Post
    Being economically successful is not an indicator of someone trying to gain explicit control over its neighbors. If that were the case, Singapore would have explicit control over the Phillipines and Indonesia by now. Giving out loans is an investment, and every nation does so. Loans are typically mutually beneficial, and countries have the right to refuse them if desired.
    The only country in Europe with any plans to dominate Europe is Russia.

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    Re: Is it possible for gemany ?

    Can you elaborate on what leads you to believe they are? It's hard to prove to you that they aren't if you just ask an open ended question without any preface.

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    Re: Is it possible for gemany ?

    Take over Europe? No.


    Does the European Central bank pursue policies that strengthen the German the economy while leaving economically weaker countries at a disadvantage? Yes.


    You want to fix the problem of imbalances within Europe? Create a federal government like the United States. This requires major concessions from the individual states in Europe but, if you want an evenly balanced Europe you need a centralized power that has control over both Fiscal and Monetary power.


    Obviously, there is a lot more nuance to this issue but, this is the TLDR on the issue.

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    Re: Is it possible for gemany ?

    Quote Originally Posted by DwCLorck View Post
    Take over Europe? No.


    Does the European Central bank pursue policies that strengthen the German the economy while leaving economically weaker countries at a disadvantage? Yes.


    You want to fix the problem of imbalances within Europe? Create a federal government like the United States. This requires major concessions from the individual states in Europe but, if you want an evenly balanced Europe you need a centralized power that has control over both Fiscal and Monetary power.


    Obviously, there is a lot more nuance to this issue but, this is the TLDR on the issue.
    Interestingly, this policies were mostly criticised and opposed by the Germans within the ECB and there were even constitutional challanges against some of the polici es the ECB is doing in Germany because (in the view of many Germans) overstep their rights.

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