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Goodbye, Genscher. We'll always remember you when we place influence at no extra cost in Communist-controlled spaces in Germany for the rest of the turn...
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Genscher was so iconic at the time. He represented West German foreign policy. He held the office of foreign minister (secretary of state) over several administrations, including social-democratic under Helmut Schmidt and Christian-democratic under Helmut Kohl. He represented an era and the 4+2 talks were a culmination and vindication for him. No one who was in Germany at the time will forget Genscher meeting the East Germans at the German embassy in Prague, and personal connection he built to the East Germans in 1989 and 1990.



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