01 Federal and countries Bonn "Langer Eugen", Federal building, Government District, driveway Chancellery in Düsseldorf. Pedestrians on the Kö. The country's Parliament. Stairs. Congressman greeted colleagues with handshake. Heinz Hilgers, Member of the SPD Regional Assembly group o-ton: "the Federal States have its own Parliament, its own Government and an own Constitution. You have skills in the field of research and science, justice and police, cultural and education policy."
Map Federal Republic of Germany with 11 countries. Coat of arms. Label: Han. Sign Dormagen, home and constituency of the Parliament of the city. Heinz Hilgers at meeting of the City Council as a public speaker on the subject of comprehensive school, o-ton: "education policy in the Federal Republic of Germany is thing of the individual federal States. The provincial assemblies choose the laws and cities and communities fill out as school boards. We deem the comprehensive school in North Rhine-Westphalia a good alternative to the conventional school system."
The House of representatives (Langer Eugen) on the Rhine River. Heinz Günther Hüsch member of the CDU, and a member of the German Bundestag actuality: "decisions on laws of national importance are In the Bundestag. The guidelines of the foreign policy, defence or protection of the environment or other reform projects of particular national importance are."
Hallinan as a member in the Chamber. Heinz Günther Hüsch actuality to health-care reform: "it was the law, I had not agreed to as a member of the Government coalition still in place. "Because according to the Constitution, any law must pass the Bundesrat."
Figure Federal Council. Heinz Günther Hüsch actuality: "means to be able to select more: democracy is alive." By the election to the Bundestag and the State legislature the citizens take a stronger influence on the policy."
(134 m) 02. Mega chips Munich - new Perlach: Research Center Siemens entrance to the research site of the electronic industry. The 4-mega-bit chip, tiny. Dr. Hans Friederich, head of the mega-project production sound. Images from the production. Yellow-light room. Workers in protective suits. Projection, automation.
(61 m) 03 town Goslar forest landscape of the Harz mountains. With Imperial Palace of Goslar. Aerial view of Goslar. Marketplace. Imperial Eagle. Treasures. Old town with half-timbered houses. Empire decorated Gables of houses. Birthplace of Hans Siemens.
(60 m) 04. training for D2 - astronaut training spaceship launches from Cape Canaveral. Astronauts in space laboratory on the flight.
Köln: Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Luft - und Raumfahrt. Parabolic antenna.
Swivel on buildings. Training Centre for astronaut candidates.
Running on tape. Turn on swivel chairs, jumping on a trampoline. Centrifuge test. Ulf Merbold depicts o-ton training schedules. Spacelab Simulator. An astronaut candidate in the simulator tests.
(76 m) 05. Munich: Football Bayern Munich - Werder Bremen 0-0 Bayern audience with red-and white flags. Spielscenen. Goalkeeper defense. Oliver Reck ZL shots of the game. Total viewers.
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01 Federal and State Governments Bonn am Rhein, capital of the Federal Republic of Germany. Seat of the Bonn Government. The Chancellor's Office, the work of the Federal Chancellor. The current Government is supported by the Christian liberal coalition of CDU, CSU and FDP.
Change of venue. An hour from Bonn: Düsseldorf on the Rhine, capital of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia, seat of the provincial government. In this State, the Social Democrats form the Government. You have the majority in the State Parliament. On the way to a debate in plenary: Heinz Hilgers, Member of the SPD State Parliament faction. During a session break he explains the existence of two Governments in the immediate vicinity.
"The States have its own Parliament, its own Government and an own Constitution. You have skills in the field of research and science, justice and police, cultural and education policy."
The Federal Republic of Germany is a federal State and consists of 11 provinces, including West Berlin, which is part of the Federal Republic, despite its island location. In the top view: All federal States and their different coat of arms. Federalism has a long tradition in Germany. Therefore, the drafters of the basic law in 1949 assumed that the countries solve specific regional problems better than the Federal Government in Bonn. Back to Düsseldorf. The deputies Hilgers is specialized in education policy, an issue that concerns everyone: parents, teachers, and students. Dormagen, the electoral district and place of residence of the members of Parliament, not far from Düsseldorf. Han at a meeting of the City Council. Opportunity to implement the policy adopted in Düsseldorf in the municipal area in the practice. For example, The policy of the provincial government. Two of the three sons of the MEPs visit a comprehensive school, a relatively new, but also controversial schools for the committed Hilgers.
"Politics is thing of the individual Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany. The provincial assemblies choose the laws and cities and communities fill out as school boards. We deem the comprehensive school in North Rhine-Westphalia a good alternative to the conventional school system."
Return to the neighboring Bonn. We meet Heinz Günther Hüsch, Member of the CDU, and a member of the German Bundestag. He and his party are opposed to the creation of comprehensive schools. Because the traditional school system has proven itself in its opinion. Hallinan accepts the responsibility of the individual Länder in terms of school as an expression of the Federative system bejahten by him. He then explained to us the competencies of the Federal Government.
"Decisions about laws of national importance are in the Bundestag. The guidelines of the foreign policy, defense or protection of the environment or other reform projects of national importance are."
For example, Health care reform, which concerns all citizens. With the majority of the Government parties, the Bundestag passed a law to the Kostedämpfung healthcare now.
"It was the law, I had not agreed to as a member of the Government coalition still in place. "Because according to the Constitution, any law must pass the Bundesrat."
The Federal Council, the countries involved in the federal legislation. Every country has at least 3 and no more than 5 votes. The parties are striving to succeed, so that they have a majority in the Federal Council in the elections to the provincial assemblies. These many options are beneficial according to Hall: "means to be able to select more: democracy is alive." By the election to the Bundestag and the State legislature the citizens take a stronger influence on the policy."
And how to see that the citizens themselves? Well, you mean by a large majority, this system serves and is useful. Federalism in the Federal Republic of Germany seems to have proven for over 40 years.
02. Mega - chips in Munich - Perlach billion effort a research and development facility of the electronic industry rebuilt. 11,000 jobs have been created for a technical development, which will be crucial for the future of the German and European economy: the 4-mega-bit chip, tiny!
"This little micro-electronics module is a 4-mega-bit chip, on which the text can be saved by approximately 250 typewriter pages. With the development of this mega-bit chips Siemens in recent years technological connection to the leading make of microelectronics components Lorne. Such components determine the efficiency of equipment and systems in the future more and more and the mastery of micro-electronics is a key issue for every modern industry because the Wettbewerbsfähikgkeit and performance of such devices is determined."
Mega-bit chips can be produced only under extreme working. Yellow light prevents unwanted photochemical processes, the air must be practically free of dust, because only a few specks of dust render unusable a chip. The continuous work of 16 weeks would have been in vain. The about a thousandth of a millimetre fine microstructures of 4-mega-bit chips are no longer visible to the naked eye. Still on the "wafer", their round support discs from high-purity silicon, the piece by piece microchips on their functionality are tested. Saws, thinner than a human hair, separate the individual chips. With tension of all forces and financial resources of 3 billion marks the leap in the technical future: today, Siemens is the only company in Europe that builds 4-mega-bit-chips.
03. town of Goslar today is the wooded mountain landscape of the Harz in Central of Germany a popular recreational and tourist area. Earlier however, in the middle ages, the resin was the Emperor's most precious treasure trove. Because through the mountains of the Harz, thick silver veins of silver were enough for the Imperial coins. Center of silver mining was the town of Goslar, who was so important to the emperors that they beat their residence here. The mighty Roman construction from the 12th century is the oldest Imperial Palace of in Germany. From the associated Church however has only the outlines. In the 15th century, the Emperor left their town of Goslar itself. Goslar is turned into a prosperous town. The Imperial Eagle was now symbol of independence and deterred the land-hungry Princes around it to capture the city. Imperial symbols adorned the surviving Council silver - but only at the top! Below to depict itself, and the hard work of the miners.
The result of independence and diligence of the citizens can be seen: Goslar remained as one of the most beautiful German cities receive. But instead of silver was mined only lead. New initiatives were needed. For example the citizen Hans Siemens lived. His descendants blew up the small-town confines and founded one of the most important companies in the world. Their parent company never forgot the Siemens family. Today they meet here - once a year, in the town of Goslar.
04. train for D 2 Florida, autumn 1985: start of the D 1 Mission of the NASA station Cape Canavaral. On board the space shuttle has a valuable cargo. Complicated measurement and research systems, which were developed in the Federal Republic, take their work at all. Perform experiments in addition to their American football the German astronauts Furrer and Messerschmidt. The results are now practical application in the fields of micro-electronics, medicine as well as in materials and the safety technology found. The astronaut candidate training center is located in the Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Luft - und kaumfahrt in Cologne. From 1,800 applicants, five were selected--two women and three men--who here to prepare yourself for 1991 planned D 2 mission. Maximum two of them will be then.
Basic requirement for all candidates: physical health and fitness. Heart and circulation functions must be in order. The adaptation to the conditions of life in space requires also absolute body control. Through various tests, the young scientists are introduced mah at the limit of the own body, to cope with challenges such as dizziness and Obelkeit. They test the reactions of the body on the centrifugal force in the centrifuge. First German astronaut, Ulf Merbold and coach at the DLR. Describes the process of training: "obviously our training is a training on the scientific experiments and is divided into phases; We have completed just the first section. This is a basic training, yet not mission specific, contains orbit mechanics, solid state physics. And now we go to the next section. This is an introduction to all experiments – he will cons brings - once the third time however then with devices with which you can work really manipulative. The fourth and last section will be to simulate the mission."
The Spacelab Simulator - also in Cologne developed - is a scale replica of the Spacelab with all its systems. Here the future space pilots able to prove whether they can perform scientific experiments. In addition, can they prepare themselves - however optimally without the experience of weightlessness - life in the capsule. Scientists promise of federal funds financed D 2 Mission extensive knowledge in the field of human medicine and Biophysics. For the astronauts, die_1991 not fly, was the training not in vain: you might have with possibility of flight in NASA programs.
05. Soccer: Bayern Munich - Werder Bremen eagerly await viewers in the Munich Olympic Stadium the game of their team. Bayern Munich against reigning German Football Champions Werder Bremen. No question: The Bavaria - here are in the Red Jersey - on course for success. The Championship in the current season is almost impossible to take them: only a defeat in 25 games. A duel had to deliver the most exciting with the champions of the previous year, just the playing in white North from Bremen, German football has to offer. 51,000 tickets were sold to fans.
But after the first half, it was silent in the stands. For the spectators, the game of becoming brought an arge disappointment. Unless the force wear in the previous match against Naples, or be it wrong tactics of the coach, which began only a striker: it was nothing - or better, what was missed. "Winning draw" "entreated viewers and whistled" according to. So limping because on seine_11. Bayern Munich German Championship to - null to null.