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  1. Introduction
  2. The region of Alsace Lorraine
    1. The fight between France and Germany
  3. East Germany's dilemma
    1. The lacking sense of identity
    2. The situation of Germany
  4. France
    1. The most sophisticated countries in the world
    2. Making fun of the ability of a nation
  5. Germany and France
    1. Economic warfare
    2. Germany's advantage with econimic warfare
    3. What could Germany loose
  6. The alliance between the two countries
    1. Proposal in German
    2. Proposal in French
    3. Proposal in English
    4. Response in French
    5. Response in German
    6. Response in English
  7. Conclusion

When the Berlin Wall came down in 1990 the people of Germany experienced a sense of euphoria and freedom which they had been dreaming about for years. Unfortunately their thrill with life was short-lived. It wasn't long before people began to realize that the reunification of Germany would not be seamless. West Germany was a successful state while the people of East Germany lived impoverished sheltered lives. The wall's elimination opened the eyes of all German people to the differences that had evolved over the years. West Germany was far more successful and as such West Germans began to take over the failing businesses in East Germany and in doing so robbed already poor people of their livelihoods. Survival of the fittest was the mantra and most of East Germany was not nearly as fit as the people in West Germany.

[...] There is a thread of commonality between all of these fun facts, however, aside from the fact that they all pertain to Germany. All of these facts are significant in terms of the nation's capabilities in terms of a war. Sure a military and those forces are essential to the process but even if Ethiopia had the largest army in the world, without food or technology to sustain the people and power the ideas, they would be worthless in a war. [...]

[...] Taking inventory of each country's resources is the first step in determining the options that each country has. Right now Germany has the upper hand because it knows that it wants to make a move while France does not. The question is, ?what kind of move should it Given its resources, it could toss a bomb into France, say, ?there's more where that came from if you don't hand over Alsace-Moselle? and hope that France gives in immediately. However just because one can do something doesn't mean one should. [...]

[...] Given the circumstances of our struggling East Germany we would like to propose a solution that, in the end would benefit all of Europe. As long as East Germany cannot find its own identity, it will be a strain on the economy across the board. In an effort to assuage these feelings of discontent Germany would like to propose that for a price, not exceeding 500 billion US dollars, that it take back the region currently known as Alsace-Moselle. In agreeing to this France will be aiding the economies across Europe as East Germany will be able to have a fresh start and a new chance at success. [...]

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