A country’s image is defined in certain circles by the famous names of actors, musicians and writers or by innovative national corporations. The man or woman on the street plays a less important role, yet they are the vast majority that define a nation.
Tying all together are prosperity and success as well as poverty and the treatment of the nations weak and less well off citizens. And values.
The agreed values of a people form the bond between each and every person. They help define everything from the legal system, politics, social state and acceptable behaviour. Germany was given a clean slate, adopted proven systems and standards and developed its own nuances to become the great place it is.