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A Glimpse of the Future?

November 19, 2011

Economic science fiction?  Projected fact?  Or just a cool story?

Looking back on the previous 10 years, Mr. von Habsburg—still known to close associates by his royal title of Archduke Karl of Austria—could justly feel proud. Not only had the euro survived. Somehow, just a century after his grandfather’s deposition, the Habsburg Empire had reconstituted itself as the United States of Europe.

Small wonder the British and the Scandinavians preferred to call it the Wholly German Empire.

Go read the whole thing, it’s got enough entertainment value to keep you amused, and it might be scary enough to keep you up tonight.

At this point, Germany is the only point of stability in the Euro, with England trying to remain an island both phsyically and economically.  It’s not working well for either at this point, mind you.  I don’t think it’s time — yet — to start talking about the next European war, unless you consider the new weapon the Euro.  If so, Germany’s winning.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 28, 2011 4:11 am

    shark attack berlin wall

  2. November 19, 2011 8:42 pm

    I don’t think the next European war is possible. Neither side there has soldiers — unless you consider Muslims a side.

  3. November 19, 2011 12:42 pm

    I was going to go down the path of the Euro as the West-countries effort to invade Germany, and Germany finally winning on superior forces. But I don’t want to imply another European war yet. Give it a couple years.

  4. November 19, 2011 10:56 am

    As the Economist noted very recently: Germany tried twice to take Europe by force, before realizing they could just buy it.

    But the Economist is also downplaying the socialist self-destruction that the European model sets up.

    ===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

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