Germany Global Village

Throughout the year, we have been learning about the culture and way of life in Germany. Germany is one of the most successful nations in the world. Although they excel as a country, they still have many problems affecting the country today and in the future. The four hotspots we are focusing on are immigration, funding Greece, World War II bombs under Germany, and poverty.

Issue 1: Funding Greece

This is a political cartoon of Germany. It shows how Germany is holding up countries like Irland, Porchugal, Spain, and Greece. Germany has the best economic development in Europe. But other countries like Greece haven't been doing too well and are asking for money from Germany. Although Germany would like to help these failing countries, they don't pay the money back in time.

Issue 2: Immigration

Issue 3: WW2 Bombs Under Germany

    The socrative test asks questions about the ww2 bombs buried under Germany. How many there are, how bomb squads prepare, and background on the bombs. This mainly focuses on aerial bombardment not unexploded grenades and mines. Some of these unexploded aerial bombs are still very lethal. That's why members of the German bomb squad are called out more than 400 times a year to deal with UXE (unexploded ordnance).

Issue 4: Poverty

Infographic Of Germany's Poverty Germany's poverty has grown in the last few years. Right now there are around 12.5 million people living under the poverty line. This has been the record since about 25 years ago. Berlin has about 21.4 percent of the people falling below the poverty line. The gap between the rich and the poor is growing is growing wider also. In 2013 the poverty in Germany rose from 15 percent to 15.5 percent in 2013. I hope that the Germans are able to recognize this problem, and try to come up with a way to help.