Wiedervereinigung oder Anschluss?: The effects of Reunification in former East Germany
Du, Wenhao (Winston)
This paper examines the structural changes in East German institutions that occurred in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) in the years following German Reunification and how they represented a western "takeover" rather than a honest East-West integration. We delve into the long-term impacts of these changes. Finally, we conclude that such West German policies had a detrimental effect on eastern Germany today.