Marshall Plan for Palestinians
Learn from history! In any case, defusing the conflict is much cheaper than risking a third world war. Would only cost 1.25 years of US military budget.
What to do with the Germans? They started two world wars in a row within a quarter of a century. There was the Morgenthau Plan: the destruction and deindustrialization of Germany. Fortunately, there was also the Marshall Plan: rebuilding Germany. Why did World War 2 happen at all? Because Germany was treated so badly in the Versailles peace treaty that extremely radical politicians took power as a result.
If there had been something like the Marshall Plan at the end of the First World War, there would never have been a Second World War. This was also the main argument in favor of the Marshall Plan: avoiding the mistakes of Versailles, not creating the breeding ground for another conflict. Hence the question, what could a Marshall Plan for the Palestinians look like?
For the space requirement, we take the 1000 m² society as a basis: 1000 m² per inhabitant for all civilization activities. This includes housing, transportation, economy, communal spaces, energy production and food production. In addition, a further 1000 m² per inhabitant of natural areas. For the whole study, we use round figures. Therefore, design for 10 million inhabitants. The space requirement would therefore be 20,000 km². The Sinai Peninsula has 60,000 km², so 1/3 of the Sinai is enough.
Map from Wikipedia Maximilian Dörrbecker (Chumwa)
The budget for such a project must take into account the potential follow-up costs of conflicts in this region. A few oil tankers sunk in the Strait of Hormuz, where is the oil price then? The 2008 oil price crisis was triggered by a shortage of just 3.5 million barrels of oil. 17 million barrels per day are transported through the Strait of Hormuz. The budget must take into account probabilities and consequential costs up to and including World War 3. To stick with round figures: €100,000 per inhabitant times 10 million inhabitants equals €1,000 billion. That is the order of magnitude of a few very large companies. That's just 1.25 years of the US military budget.
You ask Google about the rain in the Sinai and the results show: Rainfall in the Sinai Peninsula is hardly worth mentioning. There are practically no official rainy days. So seawater desalination is required in large quantities. How much? I'll use Mallorca as a benchmark: there is 406 mm per year. With some optimization, 300 mm should be enough. So 20,000 km² times 300 mm is 6 billion m³ of water. The most modern seawater desalination plants require 2.5 kWh of electricity per m³ of seawater. The water then also has to be distributed. Let's assume another 3.5 kWh for this. 6 billion m³ of water times 6 kWh is 36 TWh of electricity. To put this in perspective: this is just under the amount of electricity that Austria generates with hydropower.
I did studies on food production in Jordan in 2020. Jordan is even more difficult than the Sinai because it has no access to the sea. You have to make do with 90 m³ of water per inhabitant per year. Just a little more than is assumed to be the household requirement per inhabitant in Germany. The problem can be overcome with modern technology such as vertical gardening aeroponics.
A typical settlement structure has 16 families and 1 MW of photovoltaics per hectare. However, there are still areas for food production and other areas. Roads are typically covered with photovoltaics. In a mix of different areas, there could be 600 kW of photovoltaics per hectare. That's 600 GW of photovoltaics. That's around 900 TWh annual yield. That is half more than Germany's current electricity requirements. But the idea is not to create a state of charity recipients, but a state that can survive on its own economic strength.
36 TWh for seawater desalination and water distribution, 3,000 kWh requirement for each inhabitant makes 30 TWh. Let's assume another 34 TWh for food production. That leaves 800 TWh/a for Power to X. Let's assume 20 kWh of electricity for 1 liter of kerosene. 800 TWh is enough for 40 billion liters. 4,000 liters of e-fuel for aircraft as an export good for each of the 10 million inhabitants.
What is CO2-neutral fuel for airplanes worth? At 50 cents per liter, it would be worth €20 billion in annual export revenues. A state that can produce its own energy and food can maintain a high standard of living for 10 million inhabitants with 20 billion in export earnings. So it is not a permanent recipient of alms, but an independent state that can get by very well with its export earnings.
As a reminder, the Marshall Plan brought about the German economic miracle in 1948 and made Germany the world's leading exporter. In 1945, major German cities looked very similar to Gaza City.
There are plans for a second Suez Canal. I wrote before about large electrically powered ships: 30,000 tons of sodium batteries at 200 Wh per kg is 6 GWh. Another application of the 900 TWh electricity production could be recharging ships. 20 ships per day, perhaps recharged while traveling through the new canal. 20 ships * 5 GWh after charging * 365 days is 36.5 TWh. Perhaps an overhead line for ships across the new canal to charge while passing through. 212 km of canal with 10 hours of travel time would require 500 MW of charging power via the overhead line.
This battery charge can then be used to reach any port in the Mediterranean. In the other direction, the west side of India can be reached as far as Sri Lanka or Africa as far as the port city of Dar es Salaam. Another important charging station could then be Sri Lanka and the south coast of India. From Sri Lanka, Hong Kong and Shenzhen are already within reach. For Chinese ports further north, recharging will take place in Singapore.
A vision of the future for 2050.
What prospects for the future can children of today be given? The majority of society only mentions extremely negative images of the future. Even when it comes to housing, a central need for everyone. The search query "housing in Germany" only brings up disaster reports in the search results. The problems can no longer be solved using conventional methods. Completely new approaches are needed.
If you support these completely new ways of thinking by buying shares, then in a few years' time you will not only be able to say "I contributed to this", but you will probably also be able to look back on a considerable increase in the value of these shares.
A club member donates their membership fee to the club and is happy if the club is successful. If not, I have supported a good cause.
A shareholder acquires shares in a public limited company. If the AG is successful, his shares are worth much more. In the case of GEMINI next Generation AG, his reward for supporting a good cause.
As a shareholder, employee or home buyer, you also become part of the counter-movement against many negative, anti-survival developments in our society.
One new shareholder said "I with my very modest investment", but €4,000 times €1,000 is also €4 million for all investments up to the opening of the settlement in Unken as a starting point for global expansion.
Only the Annual General Meeting can decide on major capital increases, but here is what the Management Board and Supervisory Board can decide. The new share capital serves to perfect the documents for the larger planned capital increases.
Since the last newsletter, there are 5 new shareholders and € 15,800 more in the escrow account for the capital increase. There is a reward program for recommending the share to others. Two of the new shareholders have become shareholders through this reward program.
Here are the details.