Germany - Reunified but Not United
Deutschland - Einig und Zerrissen
Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany is celebrating its unity. The achievement of national unification is considered a historical event, but it soon was shadowed by a series of difficulties, some due to structural problems in the European economy, others to the costs and consequences of unification itself. The lingering economic gap between the east and west was just one of several difficulties attending unification. Not surprisingly, many easterners resented what they took to be western arrogance and insensitivity.