United for 30 Years — Catching up to West Germany

Source: pixabay

Historical Context

Why the East started out so much lower

Source: Sleifer, Jaap (2006). “Chapter 3.1: High Growth of an Underachiever?”. Planning Ahead and Falling Behind: The East German Economy in Comparison with West Germany 1936–2002. p. 50. ISBN 9783050085395 — via Google Books.

The notable case of the state of Berlin

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Berlin#/media/File:C-54landingattemplehof.jpg

Data and Methodology

Overall Trend

Over Time and State

Inequality Measure Over Time

Awakening from a bad dream

Final Note

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