Ever since the dawn of the European Union, it was clear that there was a power of three- France, Belelux and West Germany. Within these three continental economies is where you did find Europe’s power houses in innovation, manufacturing, agriculture and finance.
But a game-changer happened in 1990, what the Germans referred to as die Wende (The Turning Point)- the process where the German Democratic Republic (GDR/East Germany) joined the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG/West Germany).
Currently the EU is comprised of 27 member states, and after some 20 years of German reunification, it is now the single strongest economy in Europe, and ranks among the top 5 in the world. It’s manufacturing sectors, tech industries and their export markets are consistent and solid, and the country also boasts a surplus in its current accounts for both unemployment and health benefits.
Next to the rest of the rest of Europe’s deficit-ridden, failing jobless socialist crack house economies, Germany looks like the Uberman in comparison.