Originally posted by MSNBC/ReutersFourteen years and a trillion dollars after reunification, one in five Germans would like to see the barrier that split the country during the Cold War put back, a survey found on Wednesday.
A poll by the Forsa institute found a quarter of western Germans wish the 15 million east Germans were cut off again by the Berlin Wall, living in a different state, while 12 percent of eastern Germans wanted out of the united Germany.
Many westerners said they were disgruntled because they have had to foot the bill for reunification 24 percent said they had suffered financially as a result.
In the formerly communist east, which has twice the unemployment as in the west and where wages are still below western levels, one-third said they were no better off financially because of unification and the end of communism.
This is going to be a serious problem not only for Germany, but for the EU. Eastern Germans are probalby wondering why they are worse off than the Cezchs, and Poles amongst other former satellite states at this point in time.