October 3: Germany Pays Off World War I Debt

On the very day Germany celebrates the 20th anniversary of re-unification, the country will also have paid off its obligations resulting from the treaty of Versailles after World War I. To read more about this, click here(an English article by the magazine Der Spiegel) and here (an article in Salon.com).

Fareed Zakaria on CNN has a nice short video about the final payment and what it means viewed from a historical perspective.


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