This article was slated before the Paris events, but seem more relevant now than ever concerning the focus we give the treatment of European refugees and the potential for success of this “experiment.” Chancellor Merkel, the daughter of a clergyman, has stated that the country, and Europe will be judged on how they respond to the situation at hand. She has used as a platform for her proposed policies the potential economic boost a younger workforce can aid to support an aging German population. Many factors appear involved in the make or break challenges ahead to be successful.
Germany has faced many challenges in the past 25 years. Challenges to grieve and heal as a nation, to see if they would be successful with this experiment. While they have become a very successful global economy, there is still economic depression in one half of the country, which needs entrepreneurship for new life. It seems appropriate for Merkel to propose that Germany can perhaps experience new life by extending a hand to offer new lives to those in search of fresh starts. For this experiment to succeed, it will take just as concentrated an effort as it has on the part of Germany thus far to become one united country for all parties involved to work together toward common goals.