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It has been 29 years since the Berlin Wall came down. The division between West Germany and Soviet-occupied East Germany came to an end on Nov. 9, 1989, after more than 20 years of separation. This event was viewed by the West as a victory for freedom and democracy.
Intriguingly, however, many East Germans don’t view this event as entirely positive. A Leipzig University study published in November shows that an astonishing 40 percent of East Germans think a dictator would be acceptable in certain circumstances.Read more (thetrumpet.com)
China could restrict its export of rare-earth metals as a trade-war tactic. Here’s what they are and why they’re so crucial.
Why are rare earth metals important and why we should care about the US/China trade war.Read more (Business Insider)