In 2007, the cover article of Tomorrow’s World magazine asked the question Resurgent Germany: A Fourth Reich? (see September-October issue). Last week, London’s Daily Mail ran an article entitled, “Rise of the Fourth Reich, how Germany is using the financial crisis to conquer Europe.”
With the recent announcement that French banks are in fiscal trouble, French President Sarkozy and Germany’s Angela Merkel are both pushing the merits of a European “fiscal union.” The Daily Mail warned, “For be in no doubt what fiscal union means: it is one economic policy, one taxation system, one social security system, one debt, one economy, one finance minister. And all of the above would be German.” The article’s author concluded: “Where Hitler failed by military means to conquer Europe, modern Germans are succeeding through trade and financial discipline. Welcome to the Fourth Reich” (Daily Mail, August 17, 2011).
Based on Bible prophecies, this Work has been warning—since the final days of World War II—that Germany would rise again to lead Europe at the end of this age! Today, we see a disciplined German economic powerhouse that must lead Europe in order to keep itself afloat. Bible prophecies have long warned that the end of the age would be marked by a German-led European beast power composed of ten kingdoms (nations or groups) that will eventually surrender their power to a central authority (Revelation 17:4-13).
Experts now say that for Europe to survive the current financial crisis, it must downsize from the current 16-nation eurozone. It will be interesting to see how this will occur. For more information on this topic, review our article Resurgent Germany: A Fourth Reich?