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Geopolitics since the fall of the Berlin Wall - YouTube
"History never ends, we did not think through what happens to Russia [post-fall of Iron Curtain.] [...] Enormous mistakes were made, giving advice in transitioning to democratic capitalism[/social capitalism/Sozial Marktwirtschaft.]" [ 22 Hindsight ] [ Reluctance of Europe to lead and Germany's role. ] [ Chances missed, 89 was a huge opportunity ] & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1Gx3Qm20aE "Has Berlin moved past the Wall?" ... << Stasi past still unresolved. Nothing done like SA did post-apartheid lead by Mandela. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truth_and_Reconciliation_Commission_(South_Africa) & http://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-mandela-tried-to-heal-the-wounds-of-apartheid/ & http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/cul/summary/v054/54.1lund.html "Only by knowing the truth can we hope to heal the terrible open wounds that are the legacy of apartheid.... Only the truth can put the past to rest. —Nelson Mandela" & http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29974950
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
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Kohl made the decision for the catastrophic exchange rate and the uncreative implementation of East Germany's bankrupt and uncompetitive economy - politically (elections) and from lobby of West German Industries. ... Plus there were plans by others (Mitterand) to not integrate GDR into DDR, but into Europe and transform in into that process. But the fall of the iron curtain would have been still uncertain. .... Post-Reunification 1990 - investments were politically motivated. West Germany didn't needed, economically, East Germany. Fall of Iron Curtain - globalisation really took hold, became unstoppable; India, China, Russia, Latin America opened up its markets and joined the established western (capitalistic markets) wholly. !!! Every German company and every German employee stands to compete with the whole world. Period. And vice versa. >> Thus subsidies and favouritism and golden handshakes etc etc. The world is flat. Period. Differences are not that stark in G20 anymore.
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