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Septiembre 10, 2009

El miedo a Alemania

El Foreign Office ha desclasificado documentos de la época inmediatamente anterior a la reunificación alemana. Confirman la feroz oposición de Mitterrand y Thatcher a la unión de las dos Alemanias.

At a lunch at the Élysée Palace on January 20, 1990, Charles, now Lord, Powell, the then foreign affairs adviser to Mrs Thatcher reports in a memo that Mr Mitterrand talked about how reunification would cause the re-emergence of the “bad” Germans who dominated Europe.

According to the memo, Mr Mitterrand said at one point that if Helmut Kohl, the Chancellor of West Germany at the time, were to get his way, a unified Germany could win more ground than Hitler ever did and that Europe would have to bear the consequences.

Mr Mitterrand warned Mrs Thatcher that if Germany were to expand territorially, Europe would be back to where it had been one year before the First World War.

Menudos estadistas. Con razón, Köhl estaba tan agradecido a Felipe González. Los otros continuaban anclados en los años 30.

Posted by Iñigo at Septiembre 10, 2009 08:34 PM

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Miedo a un Hitler decían. Más bien, miedo a una locomotora, como al final es.

Posted by: Inquisidor at Septiembre 11, 2009 04:01 PM