There is a proud Nation out there that:
- Lost WWI and was forced into reparation that ruined its economy.
- Yet was able to make an even much bigger war only 22 years later
- That was destroyed in this war to ashes and nothing
- Yet not even 20 years later it was already a rich and prosperous again
- The GDR was the by far best socialist country, with the highesr productivity and the best standard of living
- While others cry that communism ruined them and they will forever be poor because f it, Eastern Germany already reclaimed its former beauty and becomes a motor of the German economy.
The Romans wrote about gruesome warriors that fought naked and without fear and any sense of pain in the cold and snow.
It's the iron will that can't be broken.
I believe in the irion will of my Nation because I'm part of it and I trust into it!
>Home of the Franks.
>The Franks were a Germanic confederation who settled on Gallo-Roman land and adopted their language and customs.
Your people are descendants of Celtic and Germanic tribes who were conquered by and/or assimilated to Roman culture.
Since you're on the verge of being Gallo-Romans who adopted Muslims culture and the Arabic language though, so there's no real point in telling you how retarded you are.
>- Lost WWI and was forced into reparation that ruined its economy
The German economy is running on the fumes of the post-war baby boom demographic dividend, it is overly dependent on exports and the performance is propped up by an artificially low currency. A major influx of a million refugees, most unskilled, were necessary to boost economic activity to a mere 0.3% quarterly growth last quarter.
>When Fratzscher, the head of the German Institute for Economic Research, gives a talk these days, he likes to pose a question to his audience: "Which country is this?" He then describes a place that has seen less growth than the average among euro-zone countries since the turn of the millenium, where productivity has only increased slightly and where two out of three employees earn less today than they did in 2000.
>Fratzscher usually doesn't have to wait long before people begin raising their hands. "Portugal," one person offers; "Italy," says another; "France," exclaims a third. The economist allows his audience to continue searching for the right answer, until, with a triumphant smile, he announces the answer. The country he is looking for, the one with the weak economic results, is Germany.
So that's enough boasting from you
The endless growth mantra of the economy will be our undoing.
There have never been as many germans as there are today, yet they keep going on and on about birth rates as if it was actually necessary or a good thing to have 160 million germans.
100 years ago there weren't even 2 billion people living on this planet.
There are only 60-70 million Germans left (not counted you)
It were about 100 million before WWII.
I don't care if we shrink. Even only a million Germans are able to shape and change this world.
>I believe in the irion will of my Nation because I'm part of it and I trust into it!
That's great. If "believing" and "trusting in our nation" got us anywhere we'd be a world power by now. It doesn't, though. What will get us somewhere is working hard and and innovating.
Fund a company. Invent something useful. Or at least make sure to have a succesful career. Make Germany great again Waving a flag and proclaiming how much you love your country is useless.
He is right, though. The people from every third world shithole are patriotic as fuck but it won't change the fact that they live in a third world shithole.
Only hard work can change that.
You didn't read the rest
>less growth than the average among euro-zone countries since the turn of the millenium
Note: not less than the EU average, less than the Eurozone. That average doesn't even include the UK's growth, only the Eurozone countries. Think about that.
Here's more quarters for you...
>I live in a country that become rich from scratch in less than 20 years
>he comes up with the current GDP growth
What would Britain be if Germanics never conquered it?
Mighty Empire? Propably not.
It didn't become rich from scratch, it had external help because something called the Cold War was going on and Germany was the frontier.
Explain why it doesn't make sense? Let's be clear, German exports are falling. The German GDP growth has lately been driven by domestic spending - *consumer* spending and government spending. When you get lots of people and put them somewhere, it produces short-term economic activity. Because they're consuming things.
It was evident even last year:
>A massive influx of refugees, and accompanying billions in public spending, have provided Germany with a long-awaited answer to partners' calls for it to do more to jumpstart the eurozone economy.
>Data released this week showed solid growth for Europe's top economy in the third quarter, lifted by strong consumer spending and state expenditure for asylum seekers.
Of course, in the long-term these refugees will be a drag on the economy unless they're integrated into the skilled workforce and assimilated
The reparations didn't ruin your economy
Made a bigger war because Hitler was retarded and opened the largest front in the history of mankind.
It was rich 20 years later because high population developed lands will naturally be productive unless you have retarded laws like pre-thatcher UK.
East Germany would have been even better if it wasn't communist for so many years, it is still behind Western Germany.
That treaty was soft as fuck, anybody could have recovered from it by WW2 except for countries that are useless like Portugal.
Refugees can't cause economic growth, they add nothing to the system, all they do is leech off tax money.
If you see a slight bump in statistics it's because a bunch of useless university degrees finally got a job babysitting, again on tax money.
It's short lived and ultimately just increases debt.
Do the others have a third of their country being an ex-commie?
Didnt think so.
From 2006 to 2015 our average growth was 1.5% while the UKs was 1.2%
UK has a higher debt ontop of its higher interest rate, aswell as a higher jobless-% and greater inequality, even if you surpass the growth it wont get into the hands of the people.
But dont worry, in one aspect youre ahead, some of your politicians are talking about state-issued girlfriends!
It's not growth per capita, though, that's the point. You'd cause quite the economic "growth" in the UK if you imported the entire population of India, but the average citizen wouldn't be more productive.
Where did I claim it was growth per capita? You're stupid and need to read properly. I mentioned that growth was helped by refugees because it's a WEAKNESS not a strength. I was saying the last quarter of growth was weak because it relied on that public spending and extra spending on/by refugees
You're coming here and starting an argument against a strawman. And you're trying to say economic growth isn't economic growth by changing the definition to suit yourself. What an idiot.
>Explain why it doesn't make sense?
I meant that it would take at least 4 years to integrate most of them into the skilled workforce. I mean, okay, maybe they buy some extra rice and ketchup now, but I wouldn't have expected a huge economic boost from that.
I was going from a best-case scenario here, basically just added the time of language training and vocational training, assuming the person doesn't switch (like many people starting vocational training like to do).
Kinda distrustful of studies, be they positive or negative.
> Yet not even 20 years later it was already a rich and prosperous again
Durrr, what was the Marshall Plan. Germany was intended to be NATO's frontline meat shield during any invasion by the Soviets -- if we weren't all irradiated into oblivion first.
East Germany is still lagging behind the rest of Germany, and is basically an economic black hole. "Motor" the economy? Kevin please. Get fucking real you deluded Ossi.