The Nagorno-Karabakh war between Azerbaijan and Armenia, which lasted more than a month, ended with a ceasefire after Russia intervened forcefully.
The terms of the ceasefire deal for defeated Armenia could well be described as “humiliation and reparations”.
Armenia has promised to cede all of Nagorno-Karabakh to Azerbaijan, except stepanakot, nagorno-Karabakh’s capital, and a small patch of land surrounding it, which it lost because of a territorial dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh, which it seems is willing to concede defeat.
But then Azerbaijan’s claim for war reparations went a little too far.
On November 13, Azerbaijani President Aliyev, in a televised victory declaration, said that it is far from enough for Armenia to return the territory, and that it must compensate 50 billion US dollars for the huge losses suffered by Azerbaijan during the war.Azerbaijani news network also reported on November 14 that Armenia’s Attorney-general Kostani Young has confirmed that Armenia is not only ceded territory, but also promised to pay Azerbaijan 50 billion dollars in war reparations…
In the 70 years since the end of The Second World War, wars have been fought all over the world because of territorial, ethnic and religious conflicts. However, it is rare for the victors to claim large sums of money after the victory of the war, and Azerbaijan has brought high war compensation back into the public consciousness.
After World War II, the world, dominated by the United States, was generally peaceful for more than 70 years, which was called Pax American.But in the longer term, human history is a history of war.In ancient times, for defeated countries, either to become a vassal state, or to cede territory, and sometimes had to pay a lot of money in addition.
In my opinion, the most brutal, vicious and relatively large sum of war reparations in human history was the “Shame of Jingkang” of the Northern Song. At that time, the northern Jin besieged the capital of the Northern Song, Bianliang (today’s Kaifeng), and the lion asked for money to withdraw his troops.
“Five million taels of gold, fifty million taels of silver, a million silk and satin, and ten thousand oxen and horses.”
It was in the last days when all the officials and people of the Song Dynasty rummaged through their trunks to gather together “over 300,000 taels of gold and over 12 million taels of silver” and sent them to the people of the State of Jin.Unfortunately, xu jin guo fans, continued to press northern song dynasty imperial court, the other is song qinzong be compelled helpless, not only forced “donation”, officials and sent around the palace tribute, emperors treasures are stored up, including “by yu, served the royal, ancestral temple for, sixth government vessels, and sent to the royal rhino, jade belt, pearl jewelry, rare bird, sweet tea, kam yee, wine, fruit and so on, and with fathers since the treasure bead jade”, etc., are all converted into silver and gold, finally to three feet, just search of the golden, silver five hundred and two thousand to eight million and two thousand.
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