Germany Overview Nations // North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

OVERVIEW As one of Western Europe's richest and most populous nations, Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political and defense organizations. Unified Germany is Europe's major industrial power and one of the world's largest exporters. However, former Chancellor Helmut Kohl's boast, in 1990, that the eastern region would soon be transformed into a "blossoming landscape" proved to be hollow. Twenty years after reunification, the per capita GNP in the east was about...


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