Date registered: Sep 2006
Vehicle: 2004 CLK 240 Coupe
Location: Norfolk. UK
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I cannot comment over much on the results of the Re-Unification, although I was working in Dusseldorf when the Berlin Wall came down. The immediate effect was the local resentment at all the jobless Osties who were flooding into the city.
Re your paper - it's a good effort, with a few minor omissions.
Volkswagen was not founded by the British, but by Adolf Hitler in the 1930s. The British did assist to get the company back into production after the war.
Post WW2, Germany was originally divided into 4 zones - US, British, French and Russian. As was Berlin. Also reference could be made to the Berlin airlift in 1948 , which enabled the citzens to survive the Soviet siege.
Regarding the economic 'miracle' I was advised by German colleagues that during that period all factory overtime was paid tax-free, which might have contributed something towards the enthusiasm of the work-force.
Final thought... while West Germany was producing cars like Porche, Mercedes, Audi and VW, what did the the East Germans build?