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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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may 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - When will the UK pay its way in the world?
In absolute terms it has been impossible for UK debts to fall. >> Now what was a little worrying was that the deficit on the current account reached 5.6% of GDP, or economic output, in the third quarter of 2013 and fell to just a little bit lower, 5.4%, in the fourth quarter. That 5.6% was - ahem - something of a milestone: it was the biggest quarterly deficit since records began in 1955. And it explains why the record aggregate indebtedness of the UK has been falling so slowly, and is still not much below 500% of GDP on the Mckinsey measure (though see my previous blog). [...] UK's - limp trading performance - for YEARS! ... COMPETING against BRICs, Europe, G8, ... now and in the future competing with MINT countries too ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MINT_countries ). [...] "We have not got forever to reconstruct our economy and become a bit more like the European export emperor, Germany."
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