Definition of Wirtschaftswunder in English:


Line breaks: Wirt¦schafts|wun¦der
Pronunciation: /ˈvɪətʃaftsˌvʊndə
, ˈvɪrtʃaftsˌvʊndə/


An economic miracle, especially the economic recovery of the Federal Republic of West Germany after the Second World War: they turned a subsistence farming community into a Wirtschaftswunder, discovering the world’s most fabulous deposits of diamonds and gold
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  • But it does mean that such possibilities may soon be seriously considered, especially if Germany's new government fails to create a new Wirtschaftswunder (economic miracle).
  • While economists cautiously predict that Germany could be heading for a new Wirtschaftswunder - economic miracle - few in this country of 80m feel much optimism after being condemned as the sick man of Europe for so long.



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