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If Germany had to apologise then Britain would have to apologise for occupying areas which were neither neighbouring not containing its own people.
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Children should not be held responsible for the sins of the father. As bad as WW2 was, what is done is done. The war has ended and today Germany and the UK are allies and dare i say friends (as countries go).
As much as i feel historical documentation is important i feel there is no more reason to celebrate WW1 or WW2 than there is the Battle of Waterloo or the defeat of the Spanish Armada. I would rather the issue was consigned to history and people moved forwards.
Germany is probably the most apologetic nation in the entire world. The amount of guilt the Germans have is incredible. Other countries like America, Japan and Britain also committed terrible atrocities in their history and none of them have apologised.
I can't stand all this 'reparations' bull****, for something your mostly dead ancestors (i.e., another person) did. It's quite frankly insulting, and suggestive that most Germans today would support such ideals as held by the Nazis.
Are you personally going to apologise for the bombing of Dresden, the Slave trade, the dislocation of native American tribes, the British attitude which lead to the the empire, the ravaging of northern France, the crusades, etc, etc...
I've never been to Germany so i don't know how they feel personally but the media perception is certainly that they feel a sense of guilt and shame.
In addition while they do partake as a non-permanent member of the UNSC in many conflicts they seem almost afraid to take a strong view or threaten force. It's not like Swizz neutrality but it's almost like they hold themselves back.
And we would love to have a permanent seat in the UNSC - or have the whole system reformed, but that's not going to happen soon.
I don't personally think so because it all started because Germany was using its military power to being together the German population areas in the surrounding countries into Germany.
in one word- bull****e