Disinfo: Germany is not a sovereign state, it is an occupied territory

Summary

Germany is completely dependent on US policy. It is not a sovereign state. In this respect, it is, so far, in a sense an occupied territory.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about German-American relations. Pro-Kremlin outlets often use the narrative about different countries being under the American thumb - see other examples here.

Germany is an independent and sovereign country and is not dependent on the United States of America. Germany and the US have close partner relations as the two sovereign and independent countries that they are.

For other disinformation cases see: Germany is a vassal of the US; Germany is the executor of US hegemony over Europe; The USA is controlling Europe through occupied Germany; Germany will have to choose between defending Europe's interest and catering to Washington.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 263
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/10/2021
  • Article language(s) German
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Germany, US
  • Keywords: Sovereignty, US presence in Europe

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Disproof

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Disproof

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