As one of the youngest nations on earth, Germany looks back to a long historical path of different unifications. First, the unification of the German Empire under Otto von Bismack. Four years after World War II, Germany arose as a new nation in 1949. In 1990, East- and West Germany finally reunited. Today, Germany is a beacon of values, linking itself to the democratic traditions of the Weimar Republic. On these grounds, its citizens are looking towards the future rather than the past. The nation's achievements in classical music and literature remain (despite a short historical period, characterized by a decline of these values) unchallenged and superior. The country is an economic thriving force in the heart of Europe and a role model for success and perseverance. The slogan "Made in Germany" has become a promise of high-quality goods, characterized by a skilled workforce. When it comes to virtues, there are only a few countries on earth that are fit to hold the light of guidance. Germany is one of them. It is a non-exaggerated fact that Germany is a new shining city upon a hill.