Churchill - Katyn - Appeasement

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Re: Churchill - Katyn - Appeasement

Post by wm » 18 Nov 2019 22:56

Poland can't sue Germany for the simple reason there is no international court with accepted jurisdiction in such cases.

Wrocław is a recent development, earlier the communists brought ruin and depressed development to the so-called regained territories.

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Re: Churchill - Katyn - Appeasement

Post by Futurist » 22 Nov 2019 22:37

wm wrote:
18 Nov 2019 22:56
Poland can't sue Germany for the simple reason there is no international court with accepted jurisdiction in such cases.
So, what court are the Poles thinking of when they're talking about this? :

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pola ... SKCN1S215R
Wrocław is a recent development, earlier the communists brought ruin and depressed development to the so-called regained territories.
Wroclaw's current architecture is mostly from after 1989?

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Re: Churchill - Katyn - Appeasement

Post by wm » 02 Dec 2019 20:14

Architecture no but the beauty yes. Communist Wroclaw was a dirty, North-Korea-like decaying city. Ruins from the ww2 still were standing just nearby the center of the city.

The Poles think rather about direct negotiations forced by international shaming.

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Re: Churchill - Katyn - Appeasement

Post by Sid Guttridge » 03 Dec 2019 11:58

Hi Guys,

Is post-war Germany to be the gift that keeps on giving?

Where is it meant to stop? How many other countries want to spend an indefinite period hanging hungrily from the teets of the German cow?

If any country accepts EU money, the largest share of that has always come from Germany for over 60 years.

Poland has benefited massively from EU (and therefore German) money since it joined the EU. One wonders which bits of former German territory the Law(!) and Justice(!) Party are prepared to exchange for the money? Or are they after a double bite of the German cherry?

It was largely German money that has underwritten Greece's corrupted economy since the recession. One wonders why the Germans put up with it, when most Greeks own their own homes but most Germans don't. They might well ask why don''t the Greeks sell their own houses and bale themselves out?

I am somewhat overstating the above cases, but one can see the problems arising.

In some cases, Germany appears to have over paid compensation. Yugoslavia claimed it had lost some 1,700,000 dead as a result of the German occupation and was compensated accordingly. It now appears that Yugoslav dead only just topped the 1,000,000 mark. Are they to reimburse Germany? Of course not.

Poland has been the only country in the EU to entirely avoid a recession over the last ten years and seems to be doing quite nicely. Perhaps the Law and Justice Party should display a little more pride and dignity and move on?

Cheers,

Sid.

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