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View Poll Results: Choose your overall favorite in the poll:
Italy 39 27.46%
Spain 37 26.06%
Germany 66 46.48%
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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Spain. Lots of great cities like Barcelona, Madrid, Bilbao, Sevilla, Valencia, Zaragoza, Malaga, Murcia and Palma. Then you have the south east coast and islands where you can go to party etc. Good climate, cheap house prices at the moment, great sporting culture.
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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I choose Spain, I have lived in the US and in Scotland. I cannot have the quality of life in any other place that I have in Spain. Itīs a fantastic quality of life. That is probably why there are so many immigrants living there, been visiting since a young age and spent my childhood in Mallorca. I know there is a crisis like in other E.U countries but this is just a new problem but I know Spain is a popular place to move to. The climate, cost of living is a big draw for me and also the quality of the food, the people, beaches. Itīs a very safe place and iīve been visiting for years. Italy is beautiful donīt get me wrong, my Dadīs side come from there but I wouldnīt change what I have now for example building my own villa in a beautiful Andalucían town, close to the beach, good job, 320 days of sunshine - What more could I ask for.
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:00 AM
 
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So yes you could say Germany is to blame, but not intentionally. The Euro was forced onto Germany by France who use the WW2 guilt card.
Well, I know it was one of the Condition set up by France to agree to Reunification of Germany. Kohl could have said no to the Euro, though. The Soviets and America wanted the Reunification anyways, there is nothing Mitterand and Thatcher could have done.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:35 AM
 
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No one ever knows what to do with a untied Germany. It's too powerful and disrupts the balance of powers between nations. Geopolitics outlines how a country like Germany, surrounded by others and lacking natural borders, "should" act, and has acted that way throughout history.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Germany is an economic power in Europe but outside of Europe Germany is not a powerful nation, which is why they will ultimately fail to get a permanent seat on the UNSC (even though I'd like them to).

Britain and France are the two big military powers in Europe, and Germany shouldn't forget it.
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:37 AM
 
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Germany has the money and resources to have a military power as big Britain or France. For many years they were banned from doing so and now they are simply against all things military. I don't think Germany cares to get a permanent sit on the UNSC, they choose to stay out of those affairs.

The same thing happens with Japan.
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Germany wants a permanent seat on the UNSC.
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Hudson County, NJ
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I was hoping this was for the Eurocup. No go.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:42 AM
 
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Germany wants a permanent seat on the UNSC.
We all know they don't. If they did they would try to put their weight into every geopolitical issue. And they have done the exact opposite. Remember the Libya campaign, all that fuss in the UN? Germany deliberately stayed away from the issue.

Germany has all the money to have a large military force. They just don't care and keep on building submarines to sell to other countries.
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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No, Germany does want to be a permanent member which is why they currently have a temporary seat on the UNSC.

Germany doesn't really want to go invading nations, but then again it doesn't have the capability to do so in the first place. Only three countries in the world can project power to far flung places in the world: the US, the UK and France.
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