TIL that after WWI, Germany was forced to pay reparations that totaled $269 billion in today’s money. The debt was so crushing that they made their last payment on October 3, 2010, 92 years after the Treaty of Versailles.

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  1. This (combined with the depression) trashed their delicate post wwi economy so badly, Germans would have voted for anyone to fix it. Fortunately we did the opposite after they did.

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