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It was this that enabled Kohl to achieve the previously unimaginable: Germany's reunification within a united Europe.Kohl, they seem to think, was lucky to be in the right place at the right time.In the summer of 1989, Kohl was just as surprised by the speed of events as everybody else.For Kohl, a closely united Europe was a deeply emotional matter, as well as the key condition for Europe's peace and Germany's well-being.Equally significant, Kohl wove a network of contacts in all the countries surrounding Germany. One thing seems clear: Kohl would not have sought only short-term or domestically popular solutions.It is for this indispensable quality of statesmanship, not only for having helped bring about German reunification, that Kohl deserves to be remembered and mourned.
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