1945 war debt to US almost paid

#2
bit of a blow to GWB and the DoD ... hows he/they going to replace all the kit our squaddies liberate from the spams in future. Probably get an ASBO taken out on the British Army procluding them from approaching within 100yards of any piece of US Govt Issue kit.
 
#3
Random Fact:

It's the reason all the silver was removed from British coins post 1947, to help make the payments.

Best Regards,

b_flat
 
#4
I thought we'd paid that off last year, oh well

Another interesting fact; The Tory government defaulted on a couple of payments which is why we're still paying it off

oh and that is the reason we've given into the US over everything since

and the US are arrses...
 
#6
I thought this was paid two or three years ago. And the deal was made about 47 not 45. It required us to give up sterling as the international currency and to remove the trade barriers from the Empire so that the US could get a foot in the door.
 
#7
offog said:
I thought this was paid two or three years ago. And the deal was made about 47 not 45. It required us to give up sterling as the international currency and to remove the trade barriers from the Empire so that the US could get a foot in the door.
So for special relationship should we now read "Dry bummed" :?
 
#8
Priam said:
offog said:
I thought this was paid two or three years ago. And the deal was made about 47 not 45. It required us to give up sterling as the international currency and to remove the trade barriers from the Empire so that the US could get a foot in the door.
So for special relationship should we now read "Dry bummed" :?
Yes we were well and truly shafted. Over a barrel with no place to go. It would also seem that we sent a stuck up knob to negotiate with the simple colonialists. :roll: They saw us coming.
 
#10
well , its now going to be paid off and we will be able to sort our own financial future ourselves without being beholden to anyone, we are one of the top world economies, i think we are 4th since China has taken 3rd place. we are not doing so bad compared to some at least we wil have some cash to spare afterward.
 
#11
Is it true that Britain is the only country to fully pay off its war debt to the US? I read somewhere, some time ago that the US wrote off the French debt because they just refused to pay it.
 
#13
Dont the spams still owe taxes from the Boston Tea party?

And dont they owe us for, well, being americans, mayflower and all that?

AND, dont they owe us because THEY supported nationalist terrorism in N.I.?????
 
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me n bee said:
Dont the spams still owe taxes from the Boston Tea party?

And dont they owe us for, well, being americans, mayflower and all that?

AND, dont they owe us because THEY supported nationalist terrorism in N.I.?????
They? US Govt or US Citizens? I'd imagine if the US had to pay for the actions of a small # of it's citizens the UK would be up shit creek without a paddle when various nations started to look where certain groups got some of their cash from .. eg British citizens / subjects / what ever the hell we are.
 
#15
me n bee said:
Dont the spams still owe taxes from the Boston Tea party?

And dont they owe us for, well, being americans, mayflower and all that?

AND, dont they owe us because THEY supported nationalist terrorism in N.I.?????
My pre-WWII history is fuzzy at best, but what I think it is:
The spams in the paris agrememnt promissed to pay the UK govenment for land sized from people who remained loyal to the crown. Anyone want to work out he intrest on that bugger?

Of course we did sort of burn down their capital :D
 
#16
I understood that the many USAF (sorry RAF) bases in the UK were provided as part of the Lend and Lease deal arranged during WWII. I would therfore assume that we will be able to start charging market rates to lease this land to the USAF!
 
#17
Birdie_Numnums said:
Is it true that Britain is the only country to fully pay off its war debt to the US? I read somewhere, some time ago that the US wrote off the French debt because they just refused to pay it.
Finland did.
 
#18
Jailorinummqasr said:
I understood that the many USAF (sorry RAF) bases in the UK were provided as part of the Lend and Lease deal arranged during WWII. I would therfore assume that we will be able to start charging market rates to lease this land to the USAF!

Isnt it time they went home as the ussr has been gone a while .Or do we need the bases so they remeber where europe is ?
 
#20
Jailorinummqasr said:
I understood that the many USAF (sorry RAF) bases in the UK were provided as part of the Lend and Lease deal arranged during WWII. I would therfore assume that we will be able to start charging market rates to lease this land to the USAF!
99 year loan lease program. we got some crappy out of date war ships they got 99 years of use for airbases in the UK. Will find the speech from Churchill declaring it all later on.

What about the debt for Korea, The 2 Gulf wars and all the other little exercises and operations hosted by the US? We may not have started them, but I guarantee we are paying through our arrses for it!

SK
 

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