30 Facts on 30 Years of German Unity

30 Facts

October 3, 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the Day of German Unity.

People in Germany had experienced a lot together over the past 30 years: the first participation of the Bundeswehr in NATO's Kosovo mission,the attacks on the World Trade Center, the introduction of the Euro, the world financial crisis, and the coronavirus crisis are only symbolic of the many challenges that had to be overcome in both East and West Germany. These experiences have allowed Germans to further grow together. The terms "East" and "West" are becoming increasingly blurred.

But that this would happen was not a given. Both parts of Germany had to bridge a divide before they could grow together again. Not only dealing with the political realities of unification proved to be a big challenge. Putting the underlying basics of German unity - the Einheitsvertrag - on a sound legal footing and reviving the East German economy were tremendous achievements.

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