When Huong Trute came to the GDR as a contract worker, she faced intense racism. How have things changed?
The Cold War, a global power struggle between dictatorship and democracy, ended in Berlin on November 9, 1989. The course of history, however, was set in motion by decisive events outside the country long before that.
Even though the current situation in Asia differs fundamentally from that of Europe in 1989-90, three basic rules should apply to every process of unifying a state, writes Alexander Görlach.
If the Berlin Wall had never fallen in 1989, today the German Chancellor might be on a road trip through the US and listening to Bruce Springsteen, she told a magazine. But she wouldn't have taken an American car.
Germany has commemorated 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989. Born into a Europe without the Iron Curtain, DW's Kate Brady assesses the "new walls" in a Germany divided over identity.
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