Germans Disappointed by Reunification, New Poll Shows

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Almost 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, most Germans are disappointed at what the country has achieved since reunification, a new survey shows.

The survey carried out by Forsa for the Friday edition of the Berliner Zeitung daily found that the majority of the 1,000 Germans polled were dejected by the developments of the last two decades in the country.

"The euphoria that dominated after the fall of the Berlin Wall has largely disappeared," Forsa chief Manfred Guellner told news agency AFP.

Only 46 percent of Germans in the former communist east said their personal situation had improved. That number was as high as 71 percent in 1989.

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