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PostHelmut Kohl and German Reunification (John Heelan, UK, 06/17/17 9:18 am)
I was working in Germany when reunification was being planned. It surprised me that many of my younger German colleagues were bitterly opposed to reunification because they regarded the burden of the BRD's rescuing the failed DDR economy would jeopardise their comfortable lifestyles, as well as bringing nothing to the re-unified German economy.
JE comments: Who would have thought a generation ago that the next Iron Chancellor would come from the DDR?