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Park Says Once-Divided Germany Is Model for Korea Reunification

South Korean President Park Geun Hye turned to reunited Germany for inspiration as she pushes for an end to the Korean peninsula’s six-decade divide.

Park met Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin today on a trip that includes a stop in Dresden, where mass protests helped bring down East Germany’s communist regime in 1989. She may use the city as the stage to expand her vision for unification with North Korea in a speech scheduled for March 28, according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency.