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Germany after the 2009 Election Part IV

Germany after the 2009 Election Part IV

The mood in the EU was also weak in the autumn of 2005 after the French and Dutch had voted down the draft treaty treaty and the EU’s heads of state and government had failed to give the union a new long-term budget. At its first EU summit, Merkel managed to compromise on a long-term budget that both large and small EU countries could accept. During a very well-prepared German EU presidency in the spring of 2007, the Germans managed…

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Germany after the 2009 Election Part III

Germany after the 2009 Election Part III

6: Stabilization, control and energy policy Merkel and the Grand Coalition went out early with government stabilization measures after the financial crisis unfolded in full from the autumn of 2008. Among other things, the German state quickly guaranteed all deposits in all German banks. This was criticized by other countries, who feared that many would move their bank deposits to German banks. Merkel also tried to support the German car industry by allowing the state to allocate large sums to…

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Germany after the 2009 Election Part II

Germany after the 2009 Election Part II

Most parties are therefore increasingly fighting for the group that brought the German SPD back to power after 16 years in opposition in 1998 (under Chancellor Gerhard Schröder and the now defeated Steinmeier leadership): Die neue Mitte. However, voters in the “new center” do not reflect the Social Democrats’ traditional corps of voters. The SPD’s natural voters were the 20th century industrial proletariat with its political program welfare state, trade union rights and income equalization for trade unionized industrial workers….

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Germany after the 2009 Election Part I

Germany after the 2009 Election Part I

In a year full of anniversaries and celebrations, German voters have also gone to the polls – on several occasions. It is as if one of democracy’s foremost expressions – free elections – is contrasted with a backdrop of a German history with strong expressions to the contrary. Which political forces won during this year’s many elections? What do the elections mean for German politics and the economy in the future? What are the characteristics of German foreign and security…

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Germany 2009 Part III

Germany 2009 Part III

5: The dam burst On November 9, 1989, the dam burst. Politburo member Schabowski chatted – apparently due to confusion in the state leadership – when he at a press conference broadcast live on television to answer questions about exit rights. He interpreted the text on a note he had brought with him – after having been heavily beaten on the blade – as meaning that departure should apply without conditions – and with immediate effect. The time was 18.53….

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Germany 2009 Part II

Germany 2009 Part II

In addition, the fall in oil prices in 1986 hit the raw material supplier the Soviet Union hard. For the new leader of the Communist bloc, support for the aging and reform-minded communist leaders in Eastern and Central Europe gradually became both an economic and a political burden. Many, both in the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and in the rest of the world, had strong hopes and high expectations for Gorbachev. With the keywords glasnost and perestroika, he spearheaded comprehensive…

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Germany 2009 Part I

Germany 2009 Part I

2009 is the year of political elections and anniversaries in Germany. Europe’s most populous state has conducted presidential, European, federal and chancellor elections. In parallel, Germans in the pretty country have marked “good and bad days” in their collective history. And in the middle of it all, they are trying to find their way out of the biggest financial crisis the world has experienced since the interwar period. At that time, the crisis ended with Hitler taking power in 1933….

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Frankfurt Travel Guide

Frankfurt Travel Guide

For most Norwegians, Frankfurt is known for its international airport, which is a hub for travelers from all continents of the world. The city is also not known as Germany’s main tourist attraction, but more and more people are opening their eyes to the modern city. Here, old districts are located next to modern skyscrapers, in what has become an economically important city for the Germans. But you who are interested in history will still have a lot to experience…

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Germany Guide

Germany Guide

Country data Location: Central Europe Time zone: CET Total area: 357,022 km² Land area: 348,672 km² Water area: 8,350 km² Length of the state border: 3,694 km Bordering countries: Belgium: 133 km Denmark: 140 km France: 418 km Luxembourg: 128 km Netherlands: 575 km Austria: 801 km Poland: 447 km Switzerland: 348 km Czech Republic: 704 km Coastline: 2,389 km Capital: Berlin Federal states: 16 Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Hesse, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland,…

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