Germany 2005 CE

Germany has become a united country again, its economy the most powerful in Europe.

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What is happening in Germany in 2005CE

In 1961 a physical expression of the division between Communist Eastern Europe and Democratic Western Europe was erected by the Communists in the form of the Berlin Wall. West Germany continued to thrive and enjoy continuing political stability. East Germany fell further and further behind her western sister in economic development – a main reason for the building of the Berlin Wall, which served as much to keep the East Germans in, as the West out.

With the implosion of the Communist regimes in Europe in 1989, the Berlin Wall was torn down. This, more than any other event, symbolised the fall of communism in Europe and the end of the Cold War. The collapse of the Communist regime in East Germany paved the way for Germany to become a single country again, which it did in 1991. In the years which followed, the German people struggled hard to merge their economies together into a single entity, but they have succeeded in doing so, and Germany now has by far the most powerful economy in Europe.

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