Revelers at the Brandenburg Gate stand on top of a remnant of the Berlin Wall, as they celebrate the first New Year in a unified Berlin since World War II on December 31, 1989 in Berlin, Germany. Picture Credit: Thierry Monasse/Getty Images

The fall of East Germany

German reunification – merger or acquisition?


Professor Jeremy Black joins the Critic’s deputy editor Graham Stewart to discuss why the fall of East Germany was far from inevitable, and what lessons we can draw from it today.

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