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University Honors College, Middle Tennessee State University
Germany is a thriving nation with the fourth largest economy in the world, but it has a significant issue-a lack of digitalization. Germany still prefers to do most of its tasks with pen and paper rather than utilizing digital tools. This is in part due to cultural perspectives based off Germany’s history as well as their values and traditions. It is also in part due to the structure of their government. Germany has made attempts to digitalize the country, but none have yet to be successful. This project explains how Germany is behind digitally as a nation, investigates the reasons behind these digital delays, and why it poses a massive problem for Germany. This project also evaluates what plans Germany has made in the past to digitalize as well as future steps Germany should take in order to catch it up digitally with other developed nations.