I suppose not too many people paid much attention to this news item from last week, but it seems that Germany has paid off its World War I reparations a mere 92 years after the guns stopped firing.
The article states that the debt would have been paid off “much earlier” had it not been for Hitler’s reneging on the Treaty of Versailles. I think the original schedule had Germany making its last payment around 1987.
How long will it take for our descendants to pay the bills from World War II? Korea? Vietnam? Grenada? Has anyone in Washington thought to ask?