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There is a jumble of minor and not so minor differences. In addition to the income difference mentioned by nvoigt, there is a difference in pensions. A larger fraction of power comes from lignite. Two of three major regions are in the east, one is in the west. Different voting patterns leading to different economic policies. Die Linke, a leftist party ...


The Berlin Wall was brought down in 1989. Before, the GDR (eastern part of Germany) had been a communist satellite state and when it collapsed, it was almost bankrupt. Both German states reunified. Unified Germany poured nearly 2 Trillion € into the reconstruction of it's eastern states. 25 years later, there is still a difference between the former FRG ...

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