But, the other thing you said about sustaining via exports to countries is mostly right. But, they are bailing out countries and printing money for loans and this is one of the major reasons they are shooting themselves in the foot. They have bank-rolled the Money Changers and all these bailouts and loans is also taking its toll on the Euro (see the Fed with the American dollar) and since the EU is integrated with all these bankrupt or near-bankrupt countries, eventually the balloon will burst. What you didn't say but I will is that Germany doesn't seem to have any strong minds to criticize and rationalize anything. Germany is a country with NO freedoms or liberties. They have no critics, it seems, when it comes to the EU and the economy. The U.S. has people like Ron Paul. Britain at least has Nigel Farage. Who in Germany argues with the Elites and the German Politicians?!? No one that I have heard about.
Germans just assume these traitor politicians will solve all the problems. Surely, not all Germans can be as oblivious and clueless as Q is?!?
Q is like an alcoholic who has cases of beer in his basement, a beer fridge and empty bottles covering the entire floor but when you say 'You're an alcoholic', he replies with, 'NO I'M NOT!!!!!'
They're not self-fulfilling prophecies. It's common sense. You can't devalue your currency and spend forever. You can't print money continuously, indefinitely, forever and spend your way out of problems. There's nothing backing the currency. There are Elites profiting on the corruption, unethical actions and steering Germany and the rest of Europe towards a catastrophic collapse. The US is in for their own collapse and what is scary about this, is the number of countries in such bad shape. The fact many are all integrated in the mess and all these other countries depend on each other is what is most disconcerting. I believe there might be a few countries who may be self-sustaining such as China but even these countries' economies heavily rely on other ones hence why they are purchasing the debt of other countries. The mess with it so integrated and tied with each other is unprecedented, perhaps?
But, what is truly alarming about Germany, imho, is that people call them a democracy and they have probably some of the worst examples of it. Most so-called Western democracies are frauds but Germany has no principles or values for freedoms and liberties and at least Americans used to care about them. They have the Constitution but so many people are dumbed down and brainwashed that they might not care once things go REALLY BAD. These times might be known as the 'good times' before then. Too many people are really weak-minded and brainwashed then that the Elites might have a field day as they easily transform Germany into another police state. The U.S. and other countries, too. That's basically what happens when things go bad and there's resistance from the populace. The people are shocked at the changes and when they rebel, the corrupt, unethical politicians immediately resort to such tactics.