Le mur de berlin

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In 1990, the German reunification conduced to many hypotheses. Some people thought that the union of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic in an own country of 80 million of habitants would form a wonderful and powerful economy. Other thought that it would be the contrary: thinking that the union of these two states so different economically wouldconduce inevitably the new strong Germany toward an economical fiasco.
18 years after the country reunification, what can we say about this discussion? Can we speak today about a Germany totally reunited that is if there is no longer a gap between West and East Germany?
We will see in a first part the context historic which can still today, can explain the gap between the two past states. We willsee then the economical situation of Germany from reunification toward today. And in a last part, we will see the impact of reunification for Germans.


I-Historic: already a sign of the future hard reunification.
A- The daily life for the Berliner during this period.
B-The Berlin wall fall

II- The cost of the reunification
A- The strategies established by the Germangovernment.
B-The economical gap
III – The reunification for the German.
A-The reunification for the West German
B-Which future for Germany?
ANNEX 1: comparative board of the two region of Germany that is the DRG and FRG.
ANNEX 2: Comparison of an ex and a new Lander.
ANNEX 3 : Identity differences between East and West Germany
ANNEX 4: Links with GOODBYE LENIN, ofWolfgang Becker.
ANNEX 5: The Ostalgie phenomenon.
I-Historic: already a sign of the
future hard reunification.

A- The daily life for the Berliner during this period.
A few days after the Wall construction There were some protests during .But the West Berliners were forced to accept the wall existence. Houses were abandoned and dilapidated. West Berlin lose 340 000 inhabitants, but survivedthanks to the economical help of the Federal Germany Republic. To set off with that loose of people, West Berlin called many laborers. In December 1963, the Senate obtained the agreement of the east authority to let 1thousands of West Berliner to see their family in the East for Christmas or for events (weddings, burial…).
Family were totally spread above each part of the wall without nearly nonepossibilities for them to see each other.
In the first year of its creation the Berlin wall had been destroyed 15 times, this show the hard adaption for people who suddenly are disconnected with part of their family.
Obviously, the construction of this wall emphasized the gap which was already present in each part of Germany, with two political, and economical system totally opposed.
We arenow going to associate these DRG and the FRG. The East Germany was totally influenced by URSS that is by the communist yoke, whereas West Germany was absorbed by the occidental and capitalistic culture gave by the United States.
Moreover, during that period, each part of Germany had its own flag, money and of course lifestyle (eastern people were poorer than the western because of the economicaldevelopment). (Annex 1)

B-The Berlin wall fall
We have to wait the repercussions of the “perestroika” ( “ restructuration”) and the democratic revolution so that the death of the communist regime contribute to the destruction of the wall , the main symbol of 40 years of communism.
When the East German government announced on November 9, 1989, after several weeks of civil unrest, thatentering West Berlin would be permitted, crowds of East Germans climbed onto and crossed the wall, joined by West Germans on the other side in a celebratory atmosphere. Over the next few weeks, parts of the wall were chipped away by a euphoric public and by souvenir hunters; industrial equipment was later used to remove almost all of the rest of it.
The period between the end of the Berlin wall and...