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Alcibiades Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-11 01:38 PM
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185. Thanks for calling me on pomposity
It's completely asinine of me to write in complete paragraphs with complete sentences without hitting return key at the end of each full stop.

Germany was spending around 3% of their GDP on defense, which is more than adequate. Given the size of their economy, this ranked them in the top ten on military spending for most of the period in question.

Germany did not have a large navy during the Cold War because it's for power projection, something no one wanted to get them in the business of doing.

I suppose you would have had them reconstitute the U-Boot fleet?

America's presence in Germany was not some sort of handout that enabled social democracy.

It was not the product of altruism, but was done in accord with the strategic interests of the US, at least according to the people who decide such things here.

Which is why there are still American forces stationed there today.
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