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An example to the East and the West!

After the initial emotions of joy, and scenes of reunion that followed the breaching of the 15 kilometres of The Berlin Wall that separated East and West Berlin on November 9th, 1989 the time came for other people to satisfy their curiousity about how life was in the new Berlin with many foreign tourists arriving in Germany.

As the wall was dismantled East Germany's economy was in a parlous state, many believed Australia's was not much better!