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The Changing Germans: Less Guilt, More Independence

Video: Germany is no longer the faithful follower of American foreign policy. The war in Iraq broke the Cold War bond. The Germans aspire to become a great power again, the leader of a united Europe. But she is plagued by many problems. Her population is rapidly aging. Foreign immigrants are diluting German culture. The new welfare and leisure culture have undermined the old work ethic and rendered German labor too expensive for the global market. What do Germans need to do? What will most likely happen?

Date: 09/02/2004

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