Occupation of Greece by the Fourth Reich

Greece all options are on the table

Greece all options are on the table

There are two ways to enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt. — John Adams

It was not meant to be like this. The siege was not going according to plan, there was not even meant to be a siege. It was not going according to plan, not going to plan at all.

When the marauding hordes descended upon a city one of the aristocrats could always be relied upon to betray the city. He would then be installed as ruler of the city. This was far better than the Hun ruling the city. Local rulers wee always more ruthless, could extract more wealth, and it saved the Hun manpower.

The Hun had the city under siege for years. Those  inside were half starved, and yet still they had not surrendered. Terror tactics had been tried, flaming arrows had been fired, traitors had spread rumours in the market, and still the city had not fallen.

The problem was the charismatic young leader, and his very able treasurer. Even Leader was something of a misnomer. But certainly he was not a ruler. These Greeks, the people of Athena, had a strange idea called Democracy. The ruler or leader did not tell the people what to do, he held meetings with them and heeded their opinion. If the Leader was failing to heed the people, the people could even agree to replace him and choose a new Leader. Very strange indeed.

He had bought the people, that is why they loved him or that is what was said. He forced the Aristocrats to declare how much gold they had. Then they had to share it with the people. Not all of it, they were allowed to keep some. The grain merchants could no longer store grain and profit from it during hard times, charging high prices.

The terror tactics had not worked. The Leader asked the people, and rather than be frightened, thy were determined more than ever to withstand the invaders.

But they were tired and hungry, they knew they could not hold on much longer.

The Invaders asked for a  pally. Would the Leader come out and talk to them.

The Leader was now all alone. His Treasurer had to relinquished his post from sheer exhaustion, but the leader knew he could rely upon his support and advice if needed.

The Leader set forth from the city gates. He knew he could not trust the Invaders, they had passed this way before and stole much gold and laid waste to the land. But he also knew he had little choice but go out and talk. The only thing that kept him going was the love of his people and the trust they had placed in him.

As he set forth from the city gates, he saw the army they had held back. He was amazed they had held out so long. He saw the hatred on their faces, for him, for what he represented. He knew the City could not hold out for much longer. He knew what would happen, the women would be raped, then sold off as slaves, the men would be hacked to pieces, the city would be looted, set fire to, then razed to the ground. He knew what had happened to other cities, their churches ransacked and desecrated, their icons taken.

The Leader knew he had no choice. He knew he had to surrender. He could only hope his people who had so much hope in him, would not see it as betrayal.

He met the Hun and they were vengeful. They were going to exact a very high price far higher than if the city had surrendered and not defied them. An example must be set, otherwise other cities would defy them. The city must hand over its gold and grain, the churches would be closed, and as ultimate humiliation, he would remain as leader, to run the city on behalf of the invaders.

No other city would defy the Invaders, as they would all know of what happened to the City with Democracy, the City that thought it could defy the will of the Invader.

Greece was occupied by the Ottoman Empire. Greece finally gained its independence.

Following its defeat at the end of WWI, Germany was subjected to Draconian conditions, the country had to bear the reparations, as signed in the Treaty of Versailles. J M Keynes refused to be party to the talks and walked out.

Adolf Hitler and German Socialists rose to power from the ruins of Germany and the resentment of the Germans to the Treaty of Versailles.

Italy, then Germany, occupied Greece during WWII. Germany demanded and got 476 million Richsmarks from Greece. Germany has never paid that money back.  The sum total of what Germany extracted from Greece, exceeds the total of the Greek debt.

In December 1942 Greece was forced by Nazi authorities to loan German 476 million Richsmarks to cover the cost of the German occupation, that is €279 billion. The modern-day euro figure is the Greek government’s calculation of what the loan would be worth today.

Greece is demanding Germany repay, with interest.

In the dying days of the Third Reich, German intellectuals developed the idea of the Fourth Reich.

London conference  Germany bailed out in 1953

London conference Germany bailed out in 1953

It was decided not to repeat the mistake of WWI, all countries, including Greece, contributed to the rebuilding of Germany. Germany was given very favourable repayment terms, only had to repay when in surplus.

Greece joined the euro. The books were fiddled by Goldman Sachs, with the connivance of Greek corrupt political elite. The EU turned a blind eye.

Feckless German banks lent money to Greece.

2010, it was apparent the Greek debt was unpayable. More money was lent to Greece, to pay off the German bankers.

Austerity was imposed on Greece as a condition of the loans. Austerity has caused the Greek economy to shrink by 25% (by 1/3 of GDP since banking crisis). Unemployment at 25% (50% for young people), 25% below poverty line, sharp increase in infant mortality, in suicides, rise in food banks.

January 2015, a new government elected with a promise to end austerity. Negotiations with creditors got nowhere, even though reasonable proposals were put on the table.

With an impasse, a mandate was sought from the Greek people. A referendum was held. A landslide said NO to austerity.

The role of a Central Bank is that of a lender of last resort. The European Central Bank turned off cash flow to Greek banks forcing banks to close their doors.

Fresh negotiations. Greece has been forced to accept conditions even worse than before. What we now have is occupation by the Fourth Reich. Officials from the Fourth Reich will be in every Greek Ministry. Emergency legislation to be forced through the Greek Parliament, dictated to by the Fourth Reich. There will be no time for proper scrutiny.

Money flow from the European Central Bank has not been turned back on. The Greeks banks remain closed.

Everyone recognises the Greek debt must be written off. But this is not about debt. The intention has been to send a clear message to any country that defies the Fourth Reich. Greece is no longer a free country, it is a vassal state of the Fourth Reich.

This is a very dark day for democracy.

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