France’s charismatic president Emmanuel Macron quickly established himself as a force on the world stage. Combining realism with passionate idealism, Macron was able to form a bond with US President Donald Trump – an unnatural ally – while maintaining strong popularity at home. But while France’s diplomatic clout is growing, the influence of Europe’s other crucial player, Germany, is waning. getAbstract recommends this in-depth Spiegel Online article to anyone wondering about the reasons behind Germany's diminished international role.
In this article, you will learn
- Why Germany's role on the world stage has diminished and
- How France became the dominant European player.
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