30 years after Berlin Wall fell, East-West divides remain

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 1989, file photo East Berliners queue outside a West Berlin bank to receive the 100-Deutsche-Mark "welcome money" the West German government gives all East Germans as financial help. The abrupt fall of the Wall in 1989 and lightning speed that reunification took place took everyone by surprise at the time and was a shock to the system for some 16 million East Germans. Unrealistic expectations combined with other factors have helped lead to today’s discontent, providing fertile ground for the far-right.

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