After Berlin Wall, did West Germany absorb East, or vice versa? (+video)

November 7, 2014 10:41 PM

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After Berlin Wall, did West Germany absorb East, or vice versa? (+video)

When the Berlin Wall came down, many thought it was East Germany that was being absorbed into the West. But modern Germany has a much more eastern sensibility today than had been expected.

Berlin — For East Germans, concerns that capitalist West Germany would subsume their culture when the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 were not unfounded. Current Berliners would have to look no farther for evidence of that than a shopping mall at Potsdamer Platz, where a current exhibit about life in a div...

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