Germany marks 25 years of reunification facing new challenges

October 4, 2015 10:36 AM

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Germany marks 25 years of reunification facing new challenges

Germany marked a quarter-century as a reunited nation on Saturday, with two leaders from the formerly communist east heading a country that increasingly asserts itself as Europe’s political heavyweight and now faces a new challenge in a refugee influx that will demand deep reserves of resourcefulness and patience.

West and East Germany united on October 3, 1990, capping a process that started less than 11 months earlier when the east’s communist leadership opened the Berlin Wall under pressure from massive demonstrations. Evening out the differences between east and west has been a far slower process, and som...

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