The war is over! World War I officially ends Sunday.
Ninety-six years after Kaiser Wilhelm II led his nation into war, the end is finally in sight.
The German Federal Budget for 2010 shows that the final outstanding reparations for World War I owed to the Alliance will be paid by Sunday. The country still owes almost $95 million of an almost $35 billion debt imposed by the Treaty of Versailles for starting the Great War.
It took Germany this long to pay off the debt in part because Adolf Hitler stopped the payments during his reign. The debt played a role in bringing the Nazis to power, as the settlement crippled Germany after the war.
"The principal representative of the British Treasury at the Paris Peace Conference, John Maynard Keynes, resigned in 1919 in protest at the scale of the demands, warning correctly that it was stoking the fires for another war in the future," the Daily Mail reports.
Read more about the debt here.
| September 28, 2010; 1:30 PM ET
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