By Christopher Hilton
Documenting a major unification within the historical past of Europe, this account examines the merging of East and West Germany following the destruction of the Berlin Wall in 1990. Describing how a totalitarian, atheist, and communist process was once married with a democratic, Christian, and capitalist one, this research explores appropriate questions resembling How did this marriage have an effect on the typical lifetime of usual Germans? How did combining phone platforms, postal prone, hospitals, undefined, and railways paintings? and How have been women’s rights, welfare, arts, and housing affected? Spotlighting how this consolidation used to be by no means forewarned and the way no state had ever attempted becoming a member of thoroughly contrary structures prior to, this research provides a desirable chronicle informed throughout the phrases of the folk who lived via it.
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