German History: Eastern And Western Germany

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Like the division of South and North Korea, Germany was once separated, too. The two countries were called Eastern, Western Germany. Compared with the case of Korea’s partition, Germany was also affected by World War2 and conflict between U.S. and the Soviet. However, among the comparison, there is one big thing that is dissimilar to us. It is that Germany had achieved “reunification”. Then, even at the same situation, receiving similar affects, how could Germany reunify, not Korea?

First of all, the attitude which Germany had acted to other countries was typical. Due to the behavior they had shown to the world, it was practically accepted by others that they were ready for reunification. For instance, one of the greatest concerns of others toward Germany’s unification was the risk of recurrence of war. Since, it was Germany who caused World War, killed 600million Jewish, it wasn’t really astonishing that surrounding ...view middle of the document...

During the division of Germany, western citizens followed the democracy system and collected wealth with their abilities. On the other hand, the Eastern citizens were much poorer than them, causing a huge gap of wealth. But instead of blaming each others for the economic gap and crisis they had to face, West helped East, and East also cooperated with each other. And this cooperation and understanding to each others in Germany, the prediction that Germany would fall into a great economic crisis could overturn.

Last but not least, the most crucial foothold for Germany’s unification was the consciousness which both sides all had in mind. Even though the embracing countries kept on interfering, the desire for unification was never stopped. And this thought; we are still one family, race played an indispensable role for unification. However, turning to Korea, even though we say “unification is our dream forever”, it seems as if it’s just a word. We somehow still have hidden hostility toward each other. Though, more than anything the main problem we have is that we don’t show the mind filled with the desire for unification in actions. Thus, as Germany could not have had accomplished reunification if it were not for citizen’s practice, we Korea should work more hard to be aware of real unification and give hands on it.

Finally, I want to reemphasize Germany’s unification and the 3main reasons that they could have reunify, not Korea. Korea, which is also the last country that is separated until now has to fulfill many necessities to get step more closer to unification. Not only the government’s active supports on making Korea one, our hands are desperately needed. We, as a Korean citizen should not just sit and say “well, unification is important”. What we truly need to do is stand up right now and search more about North Korea and think about our country when it gets unified. We don’t need much money, supporting. We need the true meaningful minds and hands. If then, I certainly believe that one day we can break 3.8line and give hugs to people up there. “Reunification is not far. Just try at least one to stretch your hands, and it would be in your hands.”

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