What would happen in Germany?
West German Chancellor at the time was Helmut Kohl: was determined to re-unify Germany. Question in the West was how to respond to these dramatic developments. The British, French viewed the opening of Berlin wall, reunity of Germany, was quite alarming. George Bush took a strong stand, along with British and French, reunification of Germany. Helmut Kohl and westerners wanted them to be in NATO. Essentially joined east Germany to NATO. Gorbachev did not like this.