This just in: the war to end all wars comes to a, well, end
Because the fat lady hasn’t sung until the reparations are paid in full. Tomorrow marks Germany’s last 94 million dollar reparations settlement payment from World War 1. It’s like peace: the layaway plan.
On a similar note – this past week marked the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings in 1066, otherwise known to English majors around the world as the Norman Conquest.
No word on whether France has finally paid up for that, but as they’re French, I’m guessing that answer’s a resounding no.