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  East German mark - Biocrawler
The East German mark (German language: Mark der DDR), commonly called Ostmark, "Eastern mark", was the currency of East Germany.
It was replaced by Deutsche Marks on 1 July 1990 (currency union with the Federal Republic of Germany).
It was officially valued by the East German government at parity with the Deutsche Mark, but it was never freely convertible.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/East_German_mark   (247 words)

  
 German mark Information
The Deutsche Mark (DEM, DM) or German mark was the official currency of West and, from 1990 onwards, unified Germany.
The German mark was introduced on 21 June 1948 by the Western Allies (the USA, the United Kingdom and France).
The mark was issued by the Deutsche Bundesbank and earned a reputation as a strong store of value at times when other national currencies succumbed to periods of inflation.
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 1969, March 5. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
GUSTAV HEINEMANN (Social Democrat) was elected president of the Federal Republic by the Bundestag, which was meeting in West Berlin despite protests and threats and obstructions to travel on the part of East German and Soviet authorities, who steadfastly maintained that West Berlin was not a part of the Federal Republic.
German mark revalued upward by 8.5 percent, a step that had been resisted by the Kiesinger government.
In notes to Moscow and Warsaw, the West German government suggested the initiation of discussions looking toward an agreement on major areas of dispute including border questions.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The Deutsche Mark (DEM, DM) or German Mark was the official currency of West Germany and, from 1990 onwards, all of unified Germany.
In the former GDR, the East German Mark (initially also called the Deutsche Mark) was introduced a few days afterwards in the form of Reichsmark and Rentenmark notes with adhesive stamps to stop the flooding in of Reichsmark and Rentenmark notes from the West.
It was introduced as the official currency of East Germany in July 1990, replacing the East German Mark, in preparation for unification on October 3.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=German_mark   (1887 words)

  
 ZNet Commentary: Germany: Monday's Demonstrations are Back
Disproportionately affected by this new Poverty: the German East, the territory of the former GDR.
In many East German cities tens of thousands have been marching every Monday and their numbers are growing.
The unemployed (man) in the East is the brother of the unemployed in the West and the single mother in the East without a job is the sister of the single mother in the West without a job".
www.zmag.org /sustainers/content/2004-09/21noll.cfm   (1781 words)

  
 Will's Online World Paper Money Gallery - BANKNOTES OF MOLDOVA
The East German Mark or in German: Mark der DDR, commonly called the eastern mark (Ostmark in West Germany and after the reunification), in East Germany only Mark, was the currency of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany).
The currency was known officially as the Deutsche Mark until 1964, Mark der Deutschen Notenbank until 1967 and the Mark der DDR (Mark of the GDR) after, it was referred to colloquially as simply the Mark.
Coins minted prior to the renaming, with the legend Deutsche Mark (i.e., in 1 and 2 DM denominations), continued to circulate for several years, but they were gradually replaced by the early 1980s by coins with the legend Mark.
www.worldpapermoney.org /germanydr.htm   (1132 words)

  
 German coins and currency
Droste-Hulshoff on the obverse and the rearing horse on the reverse.
East German issued the circulating copper-nickel 20 Mark in 1971 to honor the 85th Birthday of Ernst Thalmann.
East Germany struck this copper-nickel 10 Mark coin in 1973 to commemorate the 10th Youth Festival.
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 TheStreet.com: What Ails Europe and Japan
The second was that it wouldn't, that Germany would see its future in the East, where it traditionally had strong trade and cultural ties, rather than the West.
West German officials were willing to do almost anything to fulfill a generation's dream of reunification -- even converting the East German mark into Deutsche marks on a one-to-one basis.
It will be readily recalled that many German officials were not sympathetic to the Italian bid for membership at the beginning, or warm to the idea of Spain and Portugal joining the single currency.
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  East German mark - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The East German mark (German language: Mark der DDR) commonly called Ostmark, "Eastern mark" (in East Germany itself it was commonly called only "Mark" - Ostmark is a West German- or after unification word), was the currency of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany).
Known officially as the Deutsche Mark until 1964, Mark der Deutschen Notenbank until 1967 and the Mark der DDR (Mark of the GDR) after, it was referred to colloquially as simply the Mark.
The East German mark could not be spent in Intershops to acquire Western consumer goods; only hard currencies or Forum checks were accepted.
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: West Berlin   (Site not responding. Last check: )
East Germany closed the borders between East and West Germany in 1952, but did not seal off West Berlin; because there was freedom of movement between West Berlin and West Germany, Easterners could use the city as a transit point to the West.
Wedding (German der Wedding) is a district in the borough of Mitte, Berlin, Germany and was a separate borough in northwestern Berlin until it was fused with Tiergarten and Mitte in 2001.
Berlin-Mitte or Mitte is the central-most borough of Berlin (Mitte is German for centre).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/West-Berlin   (3588 words)

  
  German mark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Deutsche Mark (DEM, DM) or German Mark was the official currency of West and, from 1990 onwards, unified Germany.
The German Mark was introduced on 21 June 1948 by the Western Allies (the USA, the United Kingdom and France).
It was introduced as the official currency of East Germany in July 1990, replacing the East German Mark, in preparation for unification on October 3.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/German_mark   (1745 words)

  
 East German mark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The East German Mark (German: Mark der DDR) commonly called eastern Mark (Ostmark in West Germany and after the reunification), in East Germany only Mark, was the currency of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany).
Known officially as the Deutsche Mark until 1964, Mark der Deutschen Notenbank until 1967 and the Mark der DDR (Mark of the GDR) after, it was referred to colloquially as simply the Mark.
Upon adoption of the Deutsche Mark in East Germany on 1 July 1990, the GDR Mark was converted at 1:1 for wages, prices, and basic savings.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/East_German_mark   (1315 words)

  
 Germany - What Went Wrong? By Bob Skilnik   (Site not responding. Last check: )
They're depressed, especially noticeable in the capital Berlin where depression levels of the populace have been reported by a German health insurance firm to be reaching levels of 70 percent, mostly seen in the younger generation of what once was West Berlin.
All the while, their brothers and sisters in the East were suffering under the yoke of Communism, overreaching 5-year economic plans, and the subsequent economic disaster that was sufficiently muted under a dying political philosophy and the oppression of the Stasi, the East German secret police.
This job reform program reduces benefits for the Germans in the East where the jobless rate already is in double digits and could instigate a flood of Germans in the poorer states to migrate to the West in search of work.
www.theync.com /germany.htm   (772 words)

  
 Germany, Federal Republic of - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although the West German government has previously encouraged the development of nuclear power facilities, in 1989 it reversed its position, partly in a delayed response to the 1986 nuclear disaster in Chernobyl in the former USSR.
Most East Germans were allowed to redeem up to 4,000 ostmarks for West German marks, or Deutsche marks (DM), at par, and to exchange additional ostmarks for West German currency at a two-for-one ratio.
East Germany was a major trading nation within the Soviet bloc.
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 ipedia.com: Mark Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Gospel of Mark - the gospel of Mark the Evangelist.
East German Mark (or, Ostmark) - the name of the former currency in German Democratic Republic, replaced by the Deutsche Mark upon that state's unification with the Federal Republic of Germany.
Mark is a King of Cornwall in Arthurian legend.
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 DDR - The real meaning from Timesharetalk wikipedia
The German Democratic Republic was proclaimed in East Berlin on October 7, 1949 in the Soviet-occupied zone of Germany, following the proclamation in May 1949 of the Federal Republic of Germany ("West Germany") in the zones of Germany formerly occupied by the United States, Britain and France.
Thus, on October 3, 1990 the East German population was the first from the Eastern Bloc to join the European Economic Community as a part of the reunified Federal Republic of Germany.
One of the reasons for the East German ambition to be so successful in world sports, was on the one hand similar to those of the USSR or the United States as a part of this certain kind of competition.
www.timesharetalk.co.uk /wiki.asp?k=DDR   (4196 words)

  
 Ostmark   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Ostmark, or East German mark was the currency of East Germany.
It was replaced by Deutsche Marks on 1 July 1990.
Upon adoption of the Deutsche Mark in East Germany, it was converted at 1:1 for wages, prices, and basic savings.
bopedia.com /en/wikipedia/o/os/ostmark.html   (181 words)

  
 THE FALL OF THE WALL AND THE EAST GERMAN POLICE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
East Berlin's chief of police was replaced early in 1990 ("Das Ende," Bhrgerrecht & Polizei 1991: 8), and the "Round Table" that acted as a de facto East German legislature until the March 1990 elections began investigations into the behavior of the police on October 7 and 8, 1989.
East Germans, in addition to facing a whole range of new social problems, had to cope with the psychological effects accompanying the collapse of a familiar social order and its replacement by a completely different social structure.
According to East German criminologists Uwe Baier and Andreas Borning, one way in which the statistical level of crime was "reduced" was the practice of attaching new crimes that involved suspects already under investigation to the original crime, at least in less-serious criminal cases (Baier & Borning 1991: 275).
www.ncjrs.gov /policing/fall239.htm   (6536 words)

  
 NPQ
German rates of growth are comparable to the U.S.f over any extended period of time.
The East Germans resent the West Germans, and the West Germans resent the East Germans.
The former East Germany has an unemployment rate of close to 20 percent now, while it is perhaps 8 percent in the West.
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 Kansas City Star | 09/18/2005 | ‘Open the gate!’   (Site not responding. Last check: )
BERLIN —; East Germany on Thursday declared the end of restrictions on emigration or travel to the West, and within hours thousands of East Germans swarmed across the Berlin Wall in a mass celebration of their newly won freedom.
East Berliners said cars were backed up for more than a mile on the eastern side of some border crossings, as East Berliners abandoned their cars for a quick taste of the West on foot.
Although millions of East Germans have traveled to the West in the past, the permission was always conditional and difficult to obtain.
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 Sample Chapter for Siebert, H.: The German Economy: Beyond the Social Market.
As a result of German unification, there was a swing in the external position, from a positive 4.6 percent of GDP in 1989 to a negative 1.2 percent in 1991.
East Germany found that it could not retain its inhabitants, who were attracted to West Germany, as long as they were allowed to move freely to West Berlin: until the Berlin Wall was constructed in 1961, the German Democratic Republic experienced an exodus of 3.8 million people.
German unification was, of course, a stroke of luck in a historical sense, and it represented a major change in the economic conditions of Germany.
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 Wisconsin's Restaurant Guide - Mark's East Side Review
In any case, German fare is featured at Mark's every night except Fridays, and it is one of the few places in the Fox valley that serves any such food, despite the numbers of residents of the area who share that ethnic heritage.
The German fare is served with a choice of Bavarian red cabbage or sauerkraut and spaetzles or potato dumplings.
Mark's also serves lunches, with a wide variety of specialty sandwiches, croissants and burgers, along with luncheon versions of some of the dinner offerings.
www.foodspot.com /markseastside/review.html   (521 words)

  
 German mark information - Search.com
The Deutsche Mark (DEM, DM) or German mark was the official currency of West and, from 1990 onwards, unified Germany.
The German Mark was introduced in June 1948 by the Western Allies (the USA, the United Kingdom and France).
In the former GDR, the East German mark (Mark der DDR, unofficially Ostmark) was introduced in July 1948 as a reaction to the introduction of the Deutsche Mark.
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 Germany Property Market 2006
Concurrently, almost all of the former large East German companies – most of which had been state owned, under the socialistic system – were sold out at bargain prices and subsequently closed down, for being totally out of date technically or for producing what was no longer needed and wanted.
To this add another factor: The German Mark and the East Mark had been exchanged through the monetary union in 1990 by 1:1 or 1:2 depending on whether it was cash or savings, and this added another challenge to Germanys economy.
The German government guaranteed that all eastern pensions had to be fulfilled by the German government practically at par value to the west pensions.
www.allgrund.com /top10/immoinfo/102006/10-2006.htm   (1433 words)

  
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Union is the east have responded to employers calls fro greater labor flexibility by largely abandoning the practice of industry wide wage settlements and foreign investors these days for being more willing to put in longer hours and to work on weekend or holidays.
Both eastern and western German public figures have encouraged the continuation of the annual Jugendweihe ceremonies, arguing that in their post -unification form they provide an opportunity to remind young people of the responsibilities they will be taking on as citizens in a democratic society.
In a compromise between east and west, abortion is now illegal in Germany but not criminal so long as a woman seeking an abortion first attends a state-approved counseling program to review her options.
www.csua.berkeley.edu /~erickyo/isf/html/a05.html   (1518 words)

  
 About mark money
- Gospel of Mark - the gospel of Mark the Evangelist.
- 'East German mark (or, Ostmark)' - the name of the former currency in German Democratic Republic, replaced by the Deutsche Mark upon that state's unification with the Federal Republic of Germany.
A player taking a mark is entitled to a free kick, from behind the point at which the ball was caught.
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 Unchained Eagle: Germany after the Wall - Scrapbook 1989
One East German shop assistant could barely grasp the news but when the truth finally hit home her first concern was how travel to the West would be financed from the country's limited hard currency reserves.
The East German mark is not freely convertible and its flmarket rate is 10 times below the official rate, which pegs it directly to the West German mark.
East German television said it was flooded with calls from excited viewers and broke into programmes on African elephant hunting, women's fashion and cultural issues to read the statement on the new travel rules.
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