13 Mar 2019 #91
Everything pointed from am German perspective pointed to a quick reunification being the most desireable outcome
Curiously, I got a new book on the Stasi recently, and I've found several references so far to the last DDR government not being quite as interested in swift unification as you might think. There's numerous references to De Maizière's government trying to destroy files, and what was exceptionally interesting for me to learn was that the DDR agents (ex-Stasi) active in West Germany were only recalled to the DDR at the end of May 1990, while the East German Army agents were recalled a week earlier.
nytimes.com/1990/08/12/magazine/where-have-all-his-spies-gone.html - this is a fascinating article on the subject. It's truly amazing that the spying by East Germany continued under the new CDU government in East Germany.