We are living in amazing incredible times. Some days ago the vote in greece could have changed the course of the euro.
Today there is an incredible very important meeting in Rome. In Rome. Rome was the capital of the Roman Empire and the birth place of the current European project.
France, Germany, Italy and Spain are the more powerful economies of the eurozone.
Today Holland, Monti, Rajoy and Merkel will decide what to do with the euro. Three men and a woman. Three men who speak Latin languages and a woman speaking a Germanic language.
It is incredible. Two thousand years ago Rome was the capital of the Roman Empire. Hispania and Galia were part of the Roman empire. Germany was the land of the barbarians. Now 2000 years later Germany is not the land of the Barbarians but of the most economocally successful country in the EU!
So, if you have told people two thousand years ago that 2000 years later the power had shifted to the once Barbarians they could not believe that!
But in some way, things have changed and have not changed! There are still two sides! The Latin side and the Germanic side!
As they are three and she is just one one could imagine that they should be the ones to win if there is a choice of two options. Germany is very powerful but the GDP of ancient Roman empire lands (France, Italy and Spain) is bigger than just the GDP of Germany.
So what will happen? Of the four people in the meeting Mariano Rajoy seems to me the tallest one. The smallest GDP country of the four having the tallest man.
I try to imagine the way the four can feel between them. And I am sorry to say I do not see good feelings between Hollande and Merkel. I only see Monti and Rajoy as men who may have something in common.
I wonder where they meet in Rome.
- The Fall of the Roman Empire (5/29/1453) (stevenaarmstrong.wordpress.com)
- Eurozone Leaders In Rome For Mini-Summit (news.sky.com)