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It also highlights why trying to show everything with a single chart often fails.

For me, four charts summarize this data nicely.
Example here:



I disagree. The chart is supposed to show the obligations per month, since these were in the focus of political attention: Will Greece be able to come up with enough cash month after month? This is represented well by the chosen graph. Your version conveys a different message. Fair enough but that doesn't make it better.

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