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How Germany became great again

• 26 min

On 8 December, there was a momentous transfer of power in Europe. Angela Merkel stepped down as Chancellor of Germany after 16 years - handing power to Olaf Scholz. This peaceful transfer is taking place in a nation that - after the turmoil of Brexit, Trump and populist uprisings across Europe - has become THE liberal democratic bastion of the free world.  It is a remarkable feat for modern Germany. From the evil of Nazism, the horror ashes of conflict and the divisions of the Cold War - to this: a nation that embraces coalitions, embraces millions of refugees and embraces a united Europe. How did we get here? In today’s episode, John Kampfner, the author of “Why the Germans Do it Better”, explains how Germany became great again. Sources: DW News, CBS, BBC News, British Pathe 

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