Learn more about Germany, whose post-war recovery resulted in reunification. In the year after the opening of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, Western political and economic systems were introduced in the East, and two radically different societies began to merge.
Germany was reunited on October 3, 1990, after decades of division.Germany's scenic beauty includes Alpine mountain regions, the famous Rhine and Danube rivers, and the Black Forest. Acid rain, from sulfur dioxide emissions, now threatens Germany's old-growth forests.
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National Geographic Countries of the World: Germany by National Geographic