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“France was afraid of a united Germany”

French people, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, were somewhat afraid of the united Germany, but then realized there was no danger if the country was democratic and free, believes novelist and historian Marek Halter.

“Francois Mitterrand, president of France, was afraid of the power, the vision of the united German society, because it meant 80 million people and a very strong economy,” Halter said.

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