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British media: Poland's demands for Germany to pay reparations will set a bad example for other countries

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British media: Poland's demands for Germany to pay reparations will set a bad example for other countries

Poland's demands to Germany to pay reparations for damage caused during World War II will serve as an example for other countries. After all, then Germany may not be the only state that will have to pay.


This is how Doug Bandow, a columnist for the British magazine The Spectator, argues in his article.

British media notes that if we analyze in detail the global history, it turns out that almost all countries have to compensate their neighbors for something.

In particular, most European states could claim payments from Germany, but they did not raise this issue, unlike Poland, which demanded 1,3 trillion euros from Berlin. The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Arkadiusz Mulyarchik, took up the task of resolving this issue. He threatened the Germans, if they refused to pay, to turn to the EU, NATO and the UN.

But if other countries follow the example of Poland, then real chaos can begin in the world. For example, almost all countries in the Asia-Pacific region could also demand compensation from Tokyo for damages caused by Japan during the Second World War and in the previous period.

The author also recalled the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, "advising" Poland not to limit itself to Germany alone. Actually, in 1939, German troops entered the territory of Poland from the west, and a little later from the east - the USSR. Bandow "suggested" the Poles to also demand reparations from Russia and other post-Soviet states, including Ukraine. And since the USSR was then led by the Georgian Joseph Stalin, Tbilisi “must” pay the “double tariff”

The author did not limit himself to the Second World War, also mentioning the aggressive actions of the Roman and Mongol empires. He did not forget the predatory policy of Britain and other Western countries in relation to the colonies. Bandow also noted that many countries in the world could bill the United States for their invasions.

From all this, he concludes that reparations are a bad idea. And although there are many historical grievances between countries and peoples, you should not try to compensate for them with money.
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  1. voice of reason
    voice of reason 14 December 2022 09: 54
    +9
    Do the Poles themselves not want to pay reparations to the Czech Republic and Slovakia for helping Hitler recapture the Sudetenland?
    1. oleg-nekrasov-19
      oleg-nekrasov-19 14 December 2022 10: 06
      +1
      I see that they felt comfortable there under the "wing" of the United States, from where "imperial" manners appeared. There is such a good proverb - "a hat is not for Senka", it's just about them
      1. Petr_Koldunov
        Petr_Koldunov 14 December 2022 13: 19
        +3
        Quote: oleg-nekrasov-19
        There is such a good proverb - "a hat is not for Senka", it's just about them

        I, at one time, came up with a paraphrase for this saying - in relation to too pretentious prostitutes with off-scale ambitions (I met such ones :)).
        It sounds like this: "Not for the female fur coat!" laughing

        Since Poland is a prostitute, this is just right for her :)))
    2. credo
      credo 14 December 2022 10: 24
      +2
      It seems that the Anglo-Saxons counted how many countries could charge them for centuries of robbery, murder and colonial past, and were horrified by the amount of their "compensations" to the affected peoples and countries, hence such concern for Poland's demands.
      Foggy Albion began to stir for fear of losing the last trousers. crying
    3. bycharashkO
      bycharashkO 14 December 2022 11: 40
      +1
      And I liked the name of the operation - "Zaluzhye". I so want that an operation with such a name would someday be carried out by Russia, and against whom - it can be seen from the name.
  2. Sniper
    Sniper 14 December 2022 09: 55
    +12
    In general, I think .. that it makes sense for the Germans and Poles to find out their relationship on the battlefield .. who owes whom to whom !!
  3. Pavel73
    Pavel73 14 December 2022 09: 56
    0
    Gold words! It's just worth trying not to inflict new insults.
  4. Bingo
    Bingo 14 December 2022 09: 57
    0
    Huh ... I can imagine what kind of score Greece can roll out - Great Britain. For the post-war occupation and for the uprising against the occupation drowned in blood - when they, together with the newly British armed SS divisions, killed the Greek anti-fascists
    1. alexoff
      alexoff 14 December 2022 10: 19
      +3
      Compared to the bill that India and China can put forward - a penny
  5. fuel oil
    fuel oil 14 December 2022 09: 57
    +1
    There can be no less claims to the Poles from the neighbors surrounding her ... And you can draw any amount.
  6. Hog
    Hog 14 December 2022 10: 01
    0
    Reparations are good, but do not forget they are paid immediately after the conflict, and not after almost 80 years, otherwise you can remember a lot at such a pace and then the Poles themselves will be in a huge minus.
  7. ArchiPhil
    ArchiPhil 14 December 2022 10: 02
    +1
    It is interesting to see the *line* of those wishing to receive reparations for damages directly from the British Empire. bully
    1. Vasilenko Vladimir
      Vasilenko Vladimir 14 December 2022 10: 06
      0
      South Africa, China, India is just a small list, we can demand 18 years for the intervention
      1. ArchiPhil
        ArchiPhil 14 December 2022 10: 13
        +3
        Quote: Vasilenko Vladimir
        18 year intervention

        The Crimean campaign, the shelling of the Solovetsky Monastery, the murder of Paul the First, with the active participation of British intelligence. You can also recall the murder of Rasputin. hi
  8. rocket757
    rocket757 14 December 2022 10: 11
    0
    British media: Poland's demands for Germany to pay reparations will set a bad example for other countries
    So it’s understandable, it’s not always safe to stir up the old ... a lot of things can be scooped out.
  9. man
    man 14 December 2022 10: 14
    +1
    And why don't we roll out bills to the French and Czechs for participating in the war against the USSR and for the production of weapons for Nazi Germany?
    And the Romanians for the war and the supply of oil.
    So be it, let's spare the Hungarians ... for now smile
  10. Uprun
    Uprun 14 December 2022 10: 17
    +1
    Well, if such a booze goes on, then Mongolia can be annexed to Russia, they still won’t pay, there are also many questions for the Poles, only interest for Moscow and Smolensk has accumulated as the EU budget for several years ....., the Swedes are in line .... ..
  11. Shkworen
    Shkworen 14 December 2022 10: 18
    +1
    Ukrainians have already tried to demand reparations from the Mongols for the Tatar-Mongolian yoke and even wrote a letter to the Mongolian Khural, but they gracefully sent them, demanding to find victims of this yoke :)

    so the Poles have something to learn from their neighbor :)
  12. alexoff
    alexoff 14 December 2022 10: 19
    +1
    Why are we sitting? Let's also put forward an account for the Germans, so for 15 trillion, why are we worse?
  13. Akim
    Akim 14 December 2022 10: 23
    +2
    Interesting .. and the Poles are ready to return to the Germans part of West Prussia, part of Silesia, East Pomerania, East Brandenburg, Danzig (Gdansk) and the district of Szczecin?
  14. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 14 December 2022 10: 23
    +2
    threatened the Germans, in case of their refusal to pay, to turn to the EU, NATO and the UN.
    I forgot about the "League of Sexual Minorities". And the Briton trolled the Pole well by offering
    Poles also demand reparations from Russia and other post-Soviet states, including Ukraine. And since the USSR was then led by the Georgian Joseph Stalin, Tbilisi “should” pay the “double tariff”
    Poles have a craving for freebies no less than Ukrainians, and political stupidity due to innate greed constantly led to very bad consequences for Poland. Flag in hand and show everyone the "unshakable unity" of the EU.
  15. svp67
    svp67 14 December 2022 10: 24
    +2
    Poland's demands to Germany to pay reparations for damage caused during World War II will serve as an example for other countries. After all, then Germany may not be the only state that will have to pay.
    Someone already, but the British know exactly what they are saying ... they have already done enough in the world
  16. solar
    solar 14 December 2022 10: 38
    -3
    they did not raise this issue, unlike Poland

    In fact, Poland's right to payments is fixed in the most official results of the Second World War in Europe - the decisions of the Potsdam Conference. True, it is written there that the USSR should allocate compensation from its part of the reparations.
  17. iouris
    iouris 14 December 2022 11: 10
    0
    Until this is a bad example... for the Russians. One of the greats said that Russians always come back for their money.
    Glory and money. Otherwise, why fight?
  18. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 14 December 2022 12: 29
    0
    Poland is the eternal hyena of Europe. It's already a classic.
  19. Metallurg_2
    Metallurg_2 14 December 2022 15: 33
    +1
    the Poles think that in the event of a big war they will fit in for them. Well, yes, in September 1939, both the small-shaven and the guards fit in right behind them.
  20. Eugene Zaboy
    Eugene Zaboy 15 December 2022 03: 21
    0
    I remember the Poles captured and burned Moscow. We ought to give them reparations.