30. My Connection with Mighty Germany

Updated: Jun 8, 2020

Germany , the land of Bismark ,Martin Luther King, Nietzsche ,Albert Einstein, Karl Marx , and Cars like Benz, BMW, Audi , Volkswagen and companies like Siemens, Bayer, BASF, Bosch and SAP having huge socio, political and economic impact across the world.

Pic: Munich, April 2012 ( ~8 am )


Its a constitutionally the Federal Republic of Germany is a country in Central and Western Europe.


We had an opportunity to visit to Germany and staioned at Munich enroute to participate in Metef Exhibition. We have received an Invitation from the Organisers as an International Delegate.

Various Germanic tribes have inhabited the northern parts of modern Germany since classical antiquity. A region named Germania was documented before AD 100. Beginning in the 10th century, German territories formed a central part of the Holy Roman Empire.

During the 16th century, northern German regions became the centre of the Protestant Reformation. After the collapse of the Holy Roman Empire, the German Confederation was formed in 1815. In 1871, Germany became a nation state when most of the German states unified into the Prussian-dominated German Empire. After World War I and the revolution of 1918–19, the Empire was replaced by the parliamentary Weimar Republic.


Pic : Detlef, German Friend, Verona, Italy.


The Nazi seizure of power in 1933 led to the establishment of a dictatorship, World War II, and the Holocaust. After the end of World War II in Europe and a period of Allied occupation, two new German states were founded: West Germany and East Germany. The Federal Republic of Germany was a founding member of the European Economic Community and the European Union. The country was reunified on 3 October 1990.


Pic : Dusseldorf , June 2015


Today, Germany is a federal parliamentary republic led by a chancellor. With 83 million inhabitants of its 16 constituent states, it is the second-most populous country in Europe after Russia, as well as the most populous member state of the European Union. Its capital and largest city is Berlin, and its financial centre is Frankfurt; the largest urban area is the Ruhr.

Germany is a great power with a strong economy; it has the largest economy in Europe, the world's fourth-largest economy by nominal GDP, and the fifth-largest by PPP. As a global leader in several industrial and technological sectors, it is both the world's third-largest exporter and importer of goods.


We have visited and stationed at Dusseldorf, Exhibitions Capital of the world, in June 2015 as an Exhibitor in GIFA , A Metallurgy Exhibition held once in four years and attract the International Business Community involved in Foundry and Metallurgy across All contents of the world.

A highly developed country with a very high standard of living, it offers social security and a universal health care system, environmental protections, and a tuition-free university education. Germany is also a member of the United Nations, NATO, the G7, the G20, and the OECD. Known for its long and rich cultural history,


We surprised to see, Muncipal Officials or Workmen are hand picking litter in the streets and they give so much importance to cleanliness and hygiene. One Can see the streets and roads are extremely clean as shown in this picture.

Pic : Munich Airport


What are reasons for Germany's Development.


1. The important role of industry


In Germany the share of industry in gross value added is 22.9 per cent, making it the highest among the G7 countries. The strongest sectors are vehicle construction, electrical industry, engineering and chemical industry.


2. High export quota


Together with China and the USA, Germany is one of the three largest exporting nations. In 2017 Germany exported goods worth 1,278.9 billion euros. The export quota was almost 40 per cent, and over 50 per cent in industry.


3. Open economy


Judging by the importance of foreign trade for gross domestic product (GDP), Germany is the most open economy among the G7 states. The foreign trade quota is currently 84.4 per cent – that’s the sum of imports and exports in relation to GDP. In comparison, the USA quota is 26.7 per cent.

Pic : Enroute to New York, at Frankfurt Airport.


4. High performing medium-sized enterprise


Medium-sized enterprises form the heart of the German economy. In other words, companies with an annual turnover of less than 50 million euros and less than 500 employees. This sector of the economy embraces 99.6 per cent of German companies. More than 1,000 of these companies are so-called hidden champions, i.e. often publicly less well-known international market leaders.


5. Best trade fair location


Germany is the world’s premier location for organizing international trade fairs. Two-thirds of the major global industrial events take place in Germany. Ten million visitors attend around 150 international trade fairs and exhibitions each year.

Pic : With International Delegates in GIFA Exhibition, Dusseldorf, Germany


6. Strong economic centres


The most important economic centres in Germany are the metropolitan regions of Munich (high tech), Stuttgart (vehicle construction), Rhine-Neckar (chemicals, IT), Frankfurt am Main (finance) and Hamburg (port, aircraft construction, media). Berlin/Brandenburg is the strongest start-up region.


7. Good employment rate


Germany is approaching full employment. In June 2018 the number of unemployed people totalled 2.2 million. This is the lowest level since reunification. The largest German employers are Volkswagen (642,000 employees worldwide), Deutsche Post (519,000), Robert Bosch (402,000), Schwarz-Gruppe (retail, 400,000) and Siemens (372,000).


Summary


Germany has been shattered after World War - 2 dividing the Country into East Germany and West Germany and these two countries have become rivals with different idealogies.


The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Construction of the Wall was commenced by the German Democratic Republic on 13 August 1961. The Wall cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany, including East Berlin and destructed in November 1991, uniting the both Germanies as a One Mighty Germany.

Pic : Frankfurt , Financial Capital of Germany


Today, Germany is a great super power with a strong economy; it has the largest economy in Europe, the world's fourth-largest economy by nominal GDP at $3.863 trillion with GDP per capita at $46,653.


Germany has achieved all this with their perfection in engineering and highly dedicated technical manpower with extreme discipline and emerged as a Major Industrial Nation in the world.



MM Rao

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https://www.deutschland.de/en/topic/business/why-is-the-german-economy-so-strong-seven-reasons

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germany

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