Germany 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall
28 April 2014 Last updated at 00:14 BST
This year sees the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall - and with it the collapse of communism.
In the first of a series of reports, Tanya Beckett looks at how the countries behind the iron curtain have changed.
Germany was the most visibly divided country.
East Germany benefited from trillions of euros of investment from the West - but some are critical of the reunification process.