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WWII t-shirts! After half a century, Poland demanded 1.3 trillion dollars from Germany, know the reason



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A team of 30 economists, historians and other experts worked on this report.
Poland said it would request an amount equal to 1.3 trillion US dollars from Germany.
Poland could sign a deal with South Korea to buy tanks, howitzers and ammunition worth $5.8 billion.

New Delhi. Poland will demand an amount equal to 1.3 trillion US dollars from Germany for the Nazi attacks and occupation during World War II. Poland’s top politician said on Thursday that the government would seek compensation from Germany for the Nazis’ invasion and occupation of the country during World War II. The ruling party’s main leader, Jarosaw Kaczynski, said it was Poland’s “obligation” to do so. Poland’s right-wing government argues that the country that was the first victim of the war has not been fully compensated by neighboring Germany, which is now one of its main partners in the European Union. A team of around 30 economists, historians and other experts have worked on the report since 2017. The issue has created bilateral tensions.

In Germany, Dietmar Nietan, the government official for German-Polish cooperation, said in a statement that September 1 is “a day of guilt and shame for Germany”. Which reminds us again and again not to forget the crimes committed by Germany. It also declared “the darkest chapter in our history” and still affects bilateral relations. Note that German troops under the leadership of Adolf Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, which started the Second World War. In response to the German invasion, Britain and France declare war on Germany. On the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier gave a speech in Warsaw in 2019 asking for Poland’s “pardon” for Germany’s historic crime.

On the other hand, Poland could sign an agreement with South Korea on Friday to buy 5.8 billion dollars of tanks, howitzers and ammunition. It takes this step as a way to improve its defense capabilities in the wake of Russia’s war in Ukraine. Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Maurice Blaszak and South Korean Defense Procurement Program Administration Chief Iom Dong-hwan are expected to sign agreements at a military base in the town of Morag, in the northern Poland.

Poland, like other European countries and the United States, sent military equipment to Ukraine for the six-month war. As part of the deal with South Korea, Poland will buy 180 blank Panther K2 tanks made by Hyundai Rotem for $3.4 billion and 212 K9 Thunder howitzers made by Hanhwa Defense, worth around $2.4 billion. Some of these weapons are expected to be received by this year and all other weapons by 2025.

Keywords: Germany, World War 2