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How Putin’s conflict in Ukraine has ushered in a new era in Germany

Germany and Europe are affected by Ukraine war in ways the U.S. is not. She says refugees, more than 1 million by now, are visible everywhere; schools are struggling to accommodate their children. Inflation in Germany, which rose from 4.9 percent in January, to 10 percent now, is among the highest in advanced economies. Francesco Iacchino: The illusion that our relationship with Russia amounted to a milder version of the Cold War is over. Germany, as the most powerful engine of Europe’s economy, will see its economic effects proliferate, he writes. Our national psychology is undergoing a profound transformation, he says.