By Clifford W Mills
Born in West Germany yet raised in East Germany, Angela Merkel has identified either repression and freedom. With the autumn of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Merkel began her meteoric upward push to develop into Germany's first woman chancellor and one of many world's strongest girls. A scientist by way of education, Merkel possesses analytical talents seldom noticeable in an international chief, and she or he confronts not just German difficulties yet eu and global matters with international relations and tact. better by way of a chronology, bibliography, and proposals for additional analyzing, this new full-color biography is the inspiring account of an exciting chief who is a tireless strength for development.
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They said that if he worked for the Stasi, he would not be punished. Kasner refused to cooperate. He told them people could hear Sakharov’s views on the radio. Angela was asked soon after to become part of the Stasi. Perhaps frustrated that they had not been able to recruit her father, they now concentrated on his oldest child. Angela’s file shows she told the Stasi she was “a chatterbox” and could not keep secrets. She said she would make a poor spy. She didn’t seem to be punished for her noncooperation, but knowing the Stasi was always nearby had to make a profound impression on a young person.
She was away from her father’s restrictions for the first time, and she must have felt a personal freedom as never before. 37 38 ANGELA MERKEL While at the University of Leipzig, she met a man she would soon marry. He was also a student, named Ulrich Merkel, and he was a year older. They had a rapid courtship, and they married in 1977 when she was 23 and he 24. They rented a oneroom apartment in Leipzig. They enjoyed the life of poor but happy students. They moved to East Berlin when Merkel began her graduate studies at the Central Institute.
If Kohl thought Merkel would always do what he wanted her to do, he now saw and felt her independence. She had outgrown her political father. The CDU was now in crisis. With so much money drained from the party by the scandal, including a $21 million fine, the CDU was near bankruptcy. The ruling SPD-Green Party had moved to the political center and the CDU was losing its reason for being. It was the conservative, small-government, 57 58 ANGELA MERKEL free-market party. As the SPD-Greens moved closer to that position, many thought the CDU would disappear.
Angela Merkel (Modern World Leaders) by Clifford W Mills