Los extractos que siguen forman parte de “Weimar Republic: Promise and Tragedy” de Eric D. Weitz. Propongo un ejercicio: cambiar Alemania por Grecia, Londres por Berlín y y aliados por FMI y BCE.
The Germans claimed an incapacity to pay; the Allies demandeed that Germany meet its obligations. A stream of high-ranking German visitors descended on London. (…) The Germans managed only to sow confusion. Some supported the policy of fulfillment – meeting Alied obligations while working diplomatically to revise the reparations bill downward. Others argued that Germany simply had no capacity to pay, and tried to convince the Allies of this reality. Still, other German were just recalcitrant and demanded sheer refusal – no negotiations, no payments, nothing.
Al final Alemania logró una revisión de la deuda, que de todas formas no se terminó de pagar hasta 1987.
Another round of negotiations in 1929 led to the last formal agreement, the Young Plan (again named for a U.S. banker who led the negotiations), which lowered the overall burden and set up a schedule of payments that would be fulfilled, finally, in 1987.
By best estimates today, reparations, had they been fully paid, would have amounted to 10 to 12 percent of Germany´s national income each year.
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