Strange kind of question after 20 years of german unity.Ok, Iīm a born and still living West-Berliner.But I dislike your attitude about stating wrong or right "Germanies". And what if I had been born in GDR? Would I have been forced to quit this game ?
Did I say so?! I just said, that the GDR and the reunification were mistakes -and to complete the satement:- and remain the biggest mistakes in German post-war history. Luckily we live in a country with freedom of speech and thought, thus I am allowed to express these thoughts.
One can't be blamed for the country one is born in. But as a citizen of the Federal Republic of Germany you know how much it costed us and is still cosing us to have the former GDR put into the west.
I come from Duisburg, one of the cities that suffer the most from the solidary payments. The City has to take loans of 20M each year, just to pay for the new roads and houses in the east, while here streets are rottening, bridges are limited to 10Km/h because they are too destroyed for faster traffic, houses getting rundown, public transport system being in desolate conditions using trams 30yrs and older, schools having no money for new books (the geography books we use were printed 2001, financial figures are still in DM), no money for IT to ease work, or even enough money to maintain the toilets.
Duisburg is in most parts (not fully, but most) a city against which Baghdad is a nice place with finely renovated houses. This city deserves more cash than Dresden, Leipzig or Erfurt with their shiningly new city centers and new Autobahns between them.
The whole east thingy was the biggest error in German history, WWI and II were nothing against the economic damage that we suffered from this 40yrs of command economy and soviet leadership made the east a barrel with no bottom that ruins the rest of the nation.
Sorry for sounding harsh, but that is the point of view of someone who knows the other side of the medal and who sees it every day.