Monday, October 04, 2010

The First World War is Over

According to Yahoo News the First World War officially ended on Sunday when Germany payed off the last of the enormous debt which was set by the Allies 92 years ago.
The final £60 million instalment is part of a £22 billion debt imposed for starting one of the bloodiest conflicts in history will be cleared on what will also be the 20th anniversary of German reunification.

The Allied victors - primarily Britain, France and America set the reparations in 1919's Treaty of Versailles - a peace agreement - as both compensation and punishment for waging the four year war, which left 10 million soldiers dead, and European towns and cities devastated.

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