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German-American relations have always served as mainstay for the involvement of the United States in Europe. Since the end of World War II the American superpower chose to get actively involved in matters of Europe, it was West Germany that became its main focus. From its establishment in 1949, the Federal Republic of Germany enjoyed a special covenant with the United States. After the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 and the reunification of Germany a year later, American-German relations changed dramatically. Such changes came in the aftermath of new international circumstances and, first and foremost, of the disappearance of the communist threat, the emergence of new problems and challenges and the result of the reunified Germany regaining complete sovereignty and formulating new political aspirations.