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Interesting article by Cambridge historian Brendan Simms, in which he argues that the “German Question” has dominated European politics since the 15th century and is at the heart of the EU’s current crisis. By that he means the fact that Europe’s countries were almost always preoccupied with the fact that Germany was either too strong or too weak. I am not entirely convinced, after all a similar argument could be made that all of European politics has always revolved around the French or Russian question, depending on your perspective. But an interesting read nonetheless.

http://www.newstatesman.com/world-affairs/europe/2013/03/cracked-heart-old-world?fb_action_ids=10100466727466823&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=timeline_og&action_object_map=%2210100466727466823%22%3A313329792126024&action_type_map=%2210100466727466823%22%3A%22og.likes%22&action_ref_map=%5B%5D

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