Sunday, February 19, 2012

Germany to take over Greece.

Not really, but doesn't it always seem that every so often, Germany gets way too much power and then basically has everyone else fawning. At least in Europe.

This time, though, it's a peaceful process. At least for the Germans. As Greece faces the violence of fire bombs and riots, the German officials sign away its economic connection to the European Union.

Now, you might say "Don't you hate the EU? Isn't this a good thing for Greece, to finally be rid of this oppressive System?" If you did, you would be putting words in my mouth. But actually, in some ways, I think it would be good for Greece to depart from economic dependency on countries like Germany. As my room mate from last year said, then Greece will start to use its own currency, start a thriving economy and then buy Germany. That's about the size of it.

In all seriousness though, the fact that Germany is able to influence the economy and the global status of the less powerful countries in the EU is kind of scary. What if they decided that instead of letting Greece go, they decided to keep it tied to the euro and have to pay tribute to Germany and the other powerhouses. Oh wait, that's what happened with the Bailout, isn't it?

Essentially, Germany has the power to form a non-bloody empire. I don't like the sound of that.

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