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  East Germany
East Germany's armed forces were established officially in 1956, though special "police" units had been given tanks and other heavy weapons as early as 1952.
From 1961 to 1989, when the borders were opened, hundreds died trying to escape from East Germany, including many who tried to cross the Berlin Wall.
Hans Modrow, chairman of East Germany's cabinet, took control of the government, though he was not a party head.
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  East Germany
East Germany, formally known as the German Democratic Republic (GDR) (German Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR)), was a Communist satellite state of the former Soviet Union which, together with West Germany, existed from 1949 to 1990 in Germany.
East Germany was heavily under the influence of the Soviet Union, becoming a Stalinist-style socialist country, and part of the Warsaw Pact.
Many who had come to East Germany as anti-fascists who were opposed to the quick reinstatement of Nazi functionaries and industry in the west found themselves captives of a dogmatic and economically weak state which, alone, was forced to pay reparations to the Soviet Union.
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  East Germany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Imperial Germany and later during the time of the Weimar Republic, territory that would become East Germany was situated in the center of the state.
East Germany adopted a socialist republic and became part of the Warsaw Pact, while West Germany became a liberal parliamentary republic and part of NATO.
East Germany was generally regarded as the most economically advanced member of the Warsaw Pact.
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 East Germany - MSN Encarta
East Germany, common name of a former republic of central Europe, bordered on the north by the Baltic Sea, on the east by Poland, on the south by the Czech Republic, and on the south and west by the former West Germany.
East Germany occupied the areas which are now the German states of Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Saxony (Sachsen), Saxony-Anhalt, and Thüringen.
In the 1950s East Germany's relations with capitalist West Germany became strained after West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer claimed that all Germans were one nation and insisted on dealing with the Socialist Unity Party rather than with the East German government.
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 Flag of East Germany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From the establishment of East Germany in 1949 to 1959, the flag of East Germany was the same as the Flag of West Germany, and the current Flag of Germany.
The three horizontal stripes in the flag of East Germany of fl, red and gold are the same as in the West German flag, but the state emblem of East Germany is placed in the centre, to distinguish it from the West German flag.
The display of this flag was regarded as unconstitutional in West Germany and West Berlin and was prevented by the police.
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 sociology - East Germany
East Germany, officially the German Democratic Republic (GDR), German Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR), was a socialist country that existed from 1949 to 1990.
East Germany adopted a socialist republic and became part of the Warsaw Pact, while West Germany became a liberal parliamentary republic and part of NATO.
East German economists and planners were well aware of the alleged strengths and weaknesses of their system of planned economy.
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 onlinefx destination guide to germany
It is bordered to the north by the North Sea, Denmark, and the Baltic Sea, to the east by Poland and the Czech Republic, to the south by Austria and Switzerland, and to the west by France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Germany is located in Central Europe and it shares borders with Denmark in the North, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France in the West, Austria and Switzerland in the South and Poland and the Czech Republic in the East.
Its neighbours are Denmark in the north, Poland and the Czech Republic in the east, Austria and Switzerland in the south, France and Luxembourg in the south-west and Belgium and the Netherlands in the north-west.
www.onlinefx.co.uk /fx/Stores/OnlineFX/destinationguide/germany.asp   (639 words)

  
 East Germany
East Germany, formally the German Democratic Republic (GDR), German Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR), was a Communist satellite state of the former Soviet Union which, together with West Germany, existed from 1949 to 1990 in Germany.
Many who had come to East Germany as anti-fascistss who were opposed to the quick reinstatement of Nazi functionaries and industry in the west found themselves captives of a dogmatic and economically weak state which, alone, was forced to pay reparations to the Soviet Union.
Thus, on October 3rd 1990 the East German population was the first from the Eastern Bloc to join the European Union as a part of the reunified Federal Republic of Germany.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/e/ea/east_germany.shtml   (1113 words)

  
 2. The German Democratic Republic (East Germany). 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
The outbreak of the cold war left eastern Germany in the Soviet sphere of influence.
The new German state that emerged east of the Elbe, constructed in conformity with Soviet social, economic, political, and cultural patterns, became one of the Eastern European bloc of countries known in the Soviet Union as people's democracies, referred to in the West as satellites of the USSR.
Still, held up in comparison with Eastern Europe generally, the economy in East Germany during the 40 years after the Second World War was one of the most successful in the region.
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 Comparisson of East and West Germany
East Germany for instance was a much smaller economy with a population of only 25% of West Germany at the end of WW2, and even though the two were located next to each other the resource base of East Germany was inferior to that of West Germany.
East Germany had to import most of its iron ore, high grade coal, oil, cotton and lumber from abroad and was in the 1980s spending 25-30% of its GDP to pay for these raw materials
West Germany became the economic miracle of the West and East Germany was the economic powerhouse of the east.
econc10.bu.edu /economic_systems/Country_comparisons/East_West_Germany.htm   (9333 words)

  
 East Berlin, Germany  - Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Although the GDR announced that the wall was needed to prevent military aggression and political interference from West Germany, the East German government built tank traps and ditches along the eastern side of the wall, suggesting that it was constructed to keep East German citizens in.
In the fall of that year, the East German regime was on the verge of collapse, and on November 9, enthusiastic private citizens began to demolish whole sections of the wall without interference from government officials.
East Germany eventually participated in the removal of the Berlin Wall and reunited with West Germany in 1990 as one nation, the Federal Republic of Germany.
www.galenfrysinger.com /east_berlin.htm   (568 words)

  
 World Almanac for Kids
Germany has a temperate climate; the lowlands of the N are somewhat warmer than the higher elevations in the central and S regions.
Germany’s principal seaports are Hamburg, Bremerhaven, and Wilhelmshaven on the North Sea, and Lübeck and Rostock on the Baltic.
By the 10th century East Francia was being buffeted by new waves of pagan Danes, Magyars, and Moravians from the north and east and was virtually torn apart by rival tribes.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/nations/germany.html   (9487 words)

  
 Germany (11/05)
Germany is a strong advocate of closer European economic integration, and its economic and commercial policies are increasingly determined within the European Union (EU).
Germany continues to be active economically in the states of central and eastern Europe and to actively support the development of democratic institutions, bilaterally and through the EU.
Germany stands at the center of European affairs and is a key partner in U.S. relations with Europeans in NATO and the European Union.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3997.htm   (5913 words)

  
 East Germany
East Germany had a bad initiation point, since the Treuhand sold all state-owned companies for a much lower value than it was suggested, because the transition period was planned for four years only.
Because Germany is highly developed and the currency is extremely strong, which provides the government enough confidence in their financial and economic policies at all times.
East Germany with the support of Western Germany still has to decrease the number of unemployment and increase the low wages.
www.bu.edu /econ/faculty/kyn/newweb/economic_systems/Economics/Transit/Recession/trans_reces_germany.htm   (1652 words)

  
 Germany - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is bound by Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, the Baltic Sea to the northeast, Denmark to the north, the North Sea to the northwest, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France to the west, Switzerland to the south and Austria to the south and southeast.
East Germany; In the German Democratic Republic (GDR) the control of the East German Communist Party was absolute under the Stalinist, Walter Ulbricht until 1971.
Unified Germany; With the collapse of communism across Eastern Europe in 1989, the impact was quickly felt in East Germany.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/germany.htm   (2932 words)

  
 Germany travel guide - Wikitravel
Germany [1] (German: Deutschland) is a country in Central Europe and a founding member of the European Union.
It is bordered to the north by Denmark, to the east by Poland and the Czech Republic, to the south by Austria and Switzerland, and to the west by France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Germany is part of the European Union and the Eurozone; as such it replaced German marks with the euro (symbol: €) in the year 2002.
wikitravel.org /en/Germany   (12222 words)

  
 East Germany's Namibian Adventure | Culture & Lifestyle | Deutsche Welle | 19.11.2004
In autumn 1989, as Germany rejoiced at the end of the country's 40-year division, many of the students at the "High-School of Friendship" in Stassfurt, near Magdeburg, felt their hearts sink.
To a small child who'd suffered such hunger pangs she would swallow buttons she found on the ground, East Germany was the land of plenty -- a place where even the notoriously gritty toothpaste tasted delicious.
Germany's colonial past was almost entirely erased from the public's memory.
www.dw-world.de /dw/article/0,2144,1400820,00.html   (1026 words)

  
 Red Flag (East Germany)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But having grown up in Potsdam, East Germany I can tell you, that the red flag was the second most common flag in the country.
The color was the same as the red in the middle stripe of the German (and East German for that matter) flag.
Whenever the were shown together with the East German national flag, they matched in size and proportion.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/de}red.html   (352 words)

  
 East Germany
Germany was not an exception and in 1990 the Germany re-unification happened.
However, the former 'East Germany' lands inhabited by Russians and Polish from 1945 were lost.
They still use term 'east' for the lands in the East of Berlin and from their point of view 'East Germany' will never be removed from Germany map.
www.germanculture.com.ua /library/weekly/east_germany.htm   (269 words)

  
 EAST GERMANY
Although no one could have predicted the extraordinary events that rocked East Germany in the second half of 1989, the Bush administration was slow to react when they occured.
Despite the rapid pace of events, supporting East Germany's transition to democracy, based on respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, should be the cornerstone of U.S. policy toward that country.
In its actions and statements at this critical time, the Bush administration should make clear that respect for human rights in East Germany is a priority for the United States that goes beyond the holding of free elections.
www.hrw.org /reports/1989/WR89/Eastgerm.htm   (621 words)

  
 Germany: A Brighter Sun In The East
East Germany's biggest problem is the building industry, which is still recovering from massive overinvestment in the early 1990s.
Germany's challenge is to spread the nascent prosperity of places such as Dresden throughout the region.
East German workers log an average of 100 hours more per year than their Western counterparts, according to the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, a quasi-public development bank, while unit labor costs are 2.6% lower.
www.businessweek.com /magazine/content/04_40/b3902085_mz054.htm   (1420 words)

  
 Larkey: Political Economy of Memory in East Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The reconfiguration of Germany resulting from unification has arrested the development of the German Democratic Republic as a separate nation and fundamentally altered the evolution of the West German state after the eastern New German States were joined to the West in 1991.
East Germans are reconstructing and renegotiating their identities with rock music, drawing on both local as well as global sources, re-interpreting symbols and musical narratives to both accommodate and resist hegemonic West German historical and cultural discourses which de-legitimize and subordinate East German social experiences and discourses within the project of German unification.
They are inscribing the ongoing transformation of East German society with alternative or competing forms of discourse, which both mark the "continuity in the preservation of the past" while, at the same time, "altering the past in terms of the concerns of the present" (Middleton and Edwards 1990: 12).
www.bsos.umd.edu /CSS97/papers/larkey.html   (9608 words)

  
 Germany: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Germany's major rivers are the Danube, the Elbe, the Oder, the Weser, and the Rhine.
Germany's recession continued in 2003: for the previous three years, Europe's biggest economy had the lowest growth rate among EU countries.
Germany at the crossroads: on the efficiency of the German economy.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107568.html   (2632 words)

  
 Germany for Kids
Germany is situated in the heart of Europe and has the largest population in the European Union: about 82 Million people live there.
Germany shares its borders with nine neighboring countries: Denmark to the north, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg and France to the west, Switzerland and Austria to the south, and the Czech Republic and Poland to the east.
The Cold War led to the division of Germany into an eastern part, the German Democratic Republic (GDR, also called East Germany), and a western part, the Federal Republic of Germany; a border divided the two sections.
www.germany.info /relaunch/culture/life/G_Kids/g_in_brief.htm   (257 words)

  
 Germany Vacations - Hotels Germany - Germany Hotels
The Hilton Bonn is a modern hotel situated on the River Rhine, 400 metres from the city centre and three kilometres from Bonn's Museum Mile.
Choosing to visit Germany can be an educational and historically enriching experience for the whole family.
Other exhibits in Berlin are the Jewish Museum, the Perganon ancient history museum, The Brandenburg Gate monument, the Atlas archaeological museum, The Story of Museum history exhibit and the Klusor Wilhelm Memorial Church ruins from bombings during World War II.
www.germanyhotelfinder.com   (609 words)

  
 Commanding Heights : East Germany Overview | on PBS
East Germany joins the Warsaw Pact, the Soviet answer to NATO, in 1956.
East Germany becomes a key Soviet ally through its role in defense and Third World military aid.
The next day a GDR official concedes the "party is basically kaput." Sudden reunification, or absorption into West Germany, brings together vastly different economies and societies.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/commandingheights/lo/countries/dd/dd_overview.html   (533 words)

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