The Making of Merkel

On the eve of the German federal elections, Andrew Marr looks at the enigmatic Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel. She is the most important politician in Europe and the most powerful woman in the world. Yet she has been criticized by some for her lack of charisma and accused by others of trying to turn Europe into a Greater Germany. Andrew Marr delves into her childhood and background to discover what has shaped her political vision and style. Growing up in East Germany, the paranoid state at the heart of the Communist Eastern Bloc, then becoming a research scientist, she only entered politics in her mid-thirties after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Her political journey has been marked by caution and compromise – but with occasional flashes of ruthlessness and an unyielding commitment to European Union. In this film, Andrew Marr lifts the veil on a very unusual politician.

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  1. Merkel collaborated with the Stasi (Staatssicherheit, the intelligence-agency of the GDR), acted as an informant, voluntarily worked for the FDJ (Freie Deutsche Jugend, the socialist German youth), and up to this day refuses to disclose files documenting her collaboration (German politicians may reject the publication of such files, Gregor Gysi – leader of the Linke-party e.g. voluntarily disclosed his files).

    Now this evil woman is collaborating with privacy-violating institutions such as the NSA or CIA even though she should protect her (and my) nation from being spied on. Not to mention that she never takes any real position in politics, all her words are empty phrases. She has no back spine, no sense of morality, and her conservative and homo-/xenophobic ideology has formed a Germany that refuses adoption rights for gay couples; a Germany that still is involved in wars such as the Afghanistan war; a Germany driven by suspicion rather than open-mindedness.

    And the most shocking thing: This year, my fellow citizens elected her for the third time. I am disappointed, shocked, ashamed and above all saddened by this development.

    I hope for better days – we deserve a better Germany, as does the global community.

  2. that women is bad for the true germany

  3. haha 🙂

  4. Man i would torture this woman…