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25 Years Later, Is Germany's Reunification a Model for the Koreas?

On Nov. 9, 1989, when residents of East and West Berlin breached the wall that divided their city for three decades, it was an image seen around the globe. Not so in communist East Germany’s close ally, North Korea. At that time Park Gun-ha was in his mid 20s and completing his military service in the North. He says very little information about Germany’s reunification made it through. We were not told why the two Germanys reunified, Park says. He recalls that North Korean media...

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