Poor Germany (Armes Deutschland).

We just cannot afford to do more!

This explains why we cannot accept more refugees, why we need tuition fees at our universities, why our schools are falling into disrepair, and why the people are voting for rightist, demagogic politics because they feel they just cannot stand the squalor and injustice anymore! Poor us.

Süddeutsche Zeitung shows a map of Germany showing the lands (German federal states), their respective individual GDPs (German: Bruttoinlandsprodukt, BIP) juxtaposed to a nation from around the world with a corresponding overall GDP.Most German names of countries mentioned are similar enough to English to be understood, but for perhaps “Ungarn” (Eng.: Hungary).

Bruttoinlandsprodukt - Überraschende Zahlen. In: sueddeutsche.de (Wirtschaft). On: 30 Mar 2017. URL: sueddeutsche.de/wirtschaft/bruttoinlandsprodukt-der-bundeslaender-thueringen-ist-das-usbekistan-deutschlands-1.3443064. Last viewed: 30 Mar 2017.

SZ Illustration; Source: Arbeitskreis Volkswirtschaftliche Gesamtrechnungen der Länder, Weltbank. Published in Valentin Dornis: Thüringen ist das Usbekistan Deutschlands. In: sueddeutsche.de (Wirtschaft > Bruttoinlndsprodukt – Überraschende Zahlen). On: 30 Mar 2017. URL: http://www.sueddeutsche.de/wirtschaft/bruttoinlandsprodukt-der-bundeslaender-thueringen-ist-das-usbekistan-deutschlands-1.3443064. Last viewed: 30 Mar 2017.

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