Germany, 20 years after the fall of the Berlin wall shows its renaissance. Since the formation of the Empire in 1871 until the end of the second world war, Germany embodied, so left him clear in the Treaty of Versailles of 1919, humiliating and unique responsibility for military confrontations. The division who lived abroad for more than forty years under the dual aegis of two capitals, Bonn and the historic Berlin, devoid of autonomy at the geopolitical level, made impossible an international leadership. Only 138 years after its establishment as a unitary State and 20 years after the fall of the wall of Berlin, Germany speaks with separate and distinct voice. The mandate of Chancellor Helmut Kohl, the most widespread since Bismarck, constituted a delicate and intelligent transition focused on the problems of reunification and European integration of the new giant in its last stretch (1990-1998). It is now under the direction of angela Merkel, women more powerful in the world, Germany begins to emerge as a global leader. Impossible would have been thirty years see a head of German Government pointing the accusing finger to a member of the United Nations Security Council, China in this case, happened during the Copenhagen Summit last December, thwart coercive to carbon emissions legal mechanisms. Germany is not already restricted to a neutral involvement politically correct, fearful of irritating.
If Konrad Adenauer with his great personal prestige, the wall that divided Berlin prevented you penetrate its influence eastwards, the unified country is allowing angela Merkel act towards all directions. A country convinced of its own weight in the global concert without any expansionist or hegemonic purposes. And, conversely, identified, pervaded to its most intimate fiber, with absolute respect for international humanitarian norms and human rights for all. Germany today surpasses all their European peers in the subject of bilateral cooperation with the less developed areas of the world. Quiet leadership that does not fear the frankness. So angela Merkel has been doing.
Without fanfare and showing in the domestic unassailable achievement. The deficit of the public sector (below 3% of GDP in compliance with the requirements of the European Union), contrasts with the disorder and the fiscal irresponsibility Spanish, Portuguese and Greek. 20 Years of unification, Germany, finally exemplifies what it means global presence of a power and helps define, giving the impression of not wanting it, the edges of what must involve international responsibility.