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Germany

German Unification, 15 Years Later

West and East Germany became one country on October 3, 1990, less than a year after the Berlin Wall fell and the Cold War was relegated to history.

Amid the initial euphoria, there was also a realization that creating a unified Germany would be a long and difficult process.

The old border that separated East and West may have blurred with time, but 15 years on, the effects of reunification are still being felt by people on both sides of the divide.

DW-WORLD looks back on the events that led up to German unification, examines how the country has changed as a result, and asks what challenges still remain for the future.

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