Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Vorsprung durch Technik

"It is hard to imagine now that southern Germany... Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria... was very poor in the 19th century, a largely agricultural area little touched by industrialisation. After the second world war, when hard graft and financial aid via the Marshall plan resulted in Germany's "Wirtschaftswunder" (economic miracle), the region rose to become the country's economic powerhouse."

A lot more from The Guardian here and here.

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