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Same-sex marriage in Germany - a run-of-the-mill revolution

At the moment, many are comparing Chancellor Angela Merkel to Günter Schabowski, the East German Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED) official whose press statement in 1989 accelerated the fall of the Berlin Wall. On November 9, 1989, at his legendary press conference, he intended to address new East German travel regulations that would include applications and official stamps necessary for travel. Instead, he unwittingly unleashed forces not known to him - forces that would bring the Berlin Wall down that night.  Read more.

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