"Despite the prevailing differences, many consider the German reunification a successful role model."

Data showcases differences between East and West Germany despite reunification


Wed, Nov 5th, 2014 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

Despite the Berlin wall falling 25 years ago, the division between East and West Germany can still be measured today. The Washington Post looks at data, ranging from trash volumes all the way to something as simple as street-lights, to showcase how a now reunited country still has some lingering scars to heal.

Next week, Germany will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and at first glance, it seems as if the country is more united than some nations that were never split.

But numbers and images illustrating differences in lifestyles and problems between East and West Germans tell a different story. While 75 percent of Germans who live in the east said they considered their country's reunification a success in a recent survey only half of western Germans agreed. And that's not the only distinction indicating that the separation of the past prevails today.

Above, Wikipedia's map of the Berlin wall.



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