Without its communist Soviet-style economy, North Korea would just be South Korea.
Though the fall of the Berlin Wall did not bring along the utopia many had hoped for, it is a symbolic moment for the victors of the Cold War.
In the mid-1980s Germany was wracked by a toxic 'Asyldebatte' that bears similarities to what's happening today.
Made up almost entirely of West Germans, the roster of Germany's national soccer team reflects divisions that remain almost 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
In the age of rampant consumerism, there is nonetheless an odd nostalgia for socialist regimes and symbols. What does it mean?
Comparisons with other immigration systems that deny rights to temporary workers raise questions over Britain's post-Brexit future.
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