Has reunification been a success for Germans? Former East German civil rights activist Katrin Hattenhauer says everyone in Germany has responsibility to make it work.
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The comparison with Germany is obvious, but it's limping: Hardly anyone in South Korea currently believes in reunification. The differences with the North are too great — and the everyday problems too pressing.
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.
Uwe Rösler was 20 when the Berlin Wall fell, paving the way for German reunification on and off the football pitch. He recalls a tricky transition, as talent was headhunted and players learned new rules to an old game.
30 years on, we know not everyone gained from German reunification. Easterners were not the only ones who felt they lost out — the "guest workers" of the former West should also be counted among them, says Erkan Arikan.
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