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Current Event October 9, 2014

Curtailing Weapons Exports in Germany

Germany is one of the top three exporters of weapons but the new economy minister is working to curb exports by enforcing arms rules and stopping sales to countries not in the European Union or NATO. His actions have politicians, arms exporters and workers upset that he is risking German jobs, security and reputation. Critics argue that other countries will take over production from Germany. This public radio story looks at both sides of the issue and can spark debate about who is responsible for weapons falling into the hands of dangerous groups.

World History II Economics Civics/Government

Story Length: 4:50

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AIR DATE: 09/23/2014

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