Germany is a nation composed of approximately 81,338,000 people(in 1995). The ethnicity of the country falls into categories of 95.1% German, 2.3% Turkish, 1.7% Italian, and .4% Greek. Germany is mostly made up of it's own natives, and primarily speak the German language, which differs in dialect according to region. Berlin is the capital and the biggest city of Germany. It has a population of about 3.5 million people. .
Germany's main religions include Protestant, (mostly in the Evangelical Church), and Roman Catholic. Education is of high quality in this country. There is a 99% literacy rate for citizens over the age of 15 years old.
In the year 1995, Germany had a unification of their western and eastern parts as a result of the end of a four-decade long Cold War. When this happened, the whole country basically kept the West German political and economic system, instead of using a combination of the two Eastern and Western regions. Helmut Kohl, the West German chancellor preferred this approach, calling it a "fast track" to unification. And so with that, the country resumed using West Germany's Basic Law as a form of a constitution. .
"The West German system of government, outlined in the Basic Law, reflects in particular a desire to transcend the interwar period of democratic instability and dictatorship(Ch. 7L.O.C., country Studies)" The main goal in creating West Germany's Basic Law was to create "a climate of political stability".
West Germany's parties are located at the middle of the political spectrum. This is because both, the historical experience with fascism, and the fact of communism still taking place in East Germany.
Germany's Basic Law includes 141 Articles. A few articles which reflect basic rights include: Protection of Human Dignity, Rights of Liberty, Equality before the Law, Freedom of faith, of conscience and of Creed, Freedom of Expression, Education, Freedom of Assembly, Freedom of Association, Privacy of letters, posts, and telecommunications, Freedom of Movement, Right to choose an occupation, prohibition of forced.