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The Mouse That Roared: Greece & Germany

Occasionally, real life imitates arts & entertainment.

Plot summary of The Mouse That Roared (1959), a film starring Peter Sellers:

When the tiny nation of Grand Fenwick’s only export, a special wine, begins to be produced in California, their entire economy collapses. Things look dire until Prime Minister Rupert Mountjoy (Peter Sellers) points out that no country that has declared war on the United States has ever gone hungry. When Field Marshall Tully Bascombe (Peter Sellers) and the 23 other men in the Grand Fenwick army invade the United States, their plan to immediately surrender unravels.

Selected quotes from ‘Blackmail time! Germany considers bailout “concessions”, if Greece keeps more refugees‘:

The German Government is considering to ‘help’ Greece financially – but only if Athens is more involved in the refugee crisis. This is what German daily Wirtschaftswoche ‘learned’ from German government sources. “German government no longer rules out to come towards Greece financially, if Athens increases its commitment in the refugee crisis,” WiWo notes on Friday and adds citing  Merkel’s government sources: “Our highest priority is currently that more refugees remain in Greece.

So to make it clear, Grand Fenwick:Greece::United States:Germany, and refugees≈invaders.

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