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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 - 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.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761553194/Germany_East.html   (821 words)

  
 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 German economists and planners were well aware of the alleged strengths and weaknesses of their system of planned economy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/East_Germany   (5090 words)

  
 ipedia.com: East Germany Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
East Germany, under Soviet influence, adopted a Marxist-Leninist official ideology and became part of the Warsaw Pact, while West Germany, influenced by the USA, became a liberal parliamentary republic and part of NATO.
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.
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 History of East Germany
East Germany or officially the German Democratic Republic (GDR) existed from 1949 to 1990 in Germany.
In an attempt to obliterate East Germany's Prussian heritage, the SED destroyed the Junker manor houses and the Berlin municipal castle and removed the equestrian statue of Frederick the Great from East Berlin.
On November 9th the Berlin Wall fell and with it the whole socialist system of East Germany was unraveled when its parliament voted on December 1 that year to abolish the constitutional provision granting the communist party the leading role in the state.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/h/hi/history_of_east_germany.html   (5447 words)

  
 History of East Germany (1949 - 1990) - German Democratic Republic, GDR, DDR
East Germany, officially the "German Democratic Republic" (GDR), in German "Deutsche Demokratische Republik" (DDR), was a Communist state that existed from 1949 to 1990 in the former Soviet occupation zone of Germany.
East Germany was proclaimed in East Berlin on 7.
October 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.germannotes.com /hist_east_overview.shtml   (1075 words)

  
 History of Germany
Germany's so-called particularism, that is, the existence within it of many states of various sizes and kinds, such as principalities, electorates, ecclesiastical territories, and free cities, became characteristic by the early Middle Ages and persisted until 1871, when the country was finally united.
The Magyars' westward expansion was halted by Otto in 955 at the Battle of Lechfeld in southern Germany.
All of Germany was under the nominal control of the emperor, but because his power was so weak or uncertain, local authorities had to maintain order--yet another indication of Germany's political fragmentation.
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 East Germany : GDR
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.
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.
Thus, on October 3th 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.fastload.org /gd/GDR.html   (980 words)

  
 NTU Info Centre: East Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
East Germany, officially the German Democratic Republic (GDR), German Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR), was a Communist Party-led state that existed from 1949 to 1990 in the former Soviet occupation zone of Germany.
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.
Thus, on October 3 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.nowtryus.com /article:East_Germany   (1485 words)

  
 History of Germany since 1945 Summary
Following Germany's defeat in World War II and the beginning of the Cold War, Germany was split for about 40 years, representing the focus of the two global blocs in the east and west.
East Germany was at first occupied by and later (May 1955) allied with the Soviet Union.
In fact, accession meant that East Germany was annexed by West Germany: the new country kept the name Bundesrepublik Deutschland, used the West German "Deutsche Mark" for currency, and the West German legal system and institutions were extended to the east.
www.bookrags.com /History_of_Germany_since_1945   (5981 words)

  
 World History Connected | Vol. 3 No. 3 | ECKHARDT FUCHS: Why Teach World History in School: Curriculum Reform in German ...
Second, in East Germany world history in the shape of Western Civ – albeit based on Marxist theory and with different ideological aims – was part of the school curriculum.
In Germany the education of high school history teachers at the university is not undisputed in the context of a general discussion on teacher training but it does follow a certain curriculum and is, as teacher training is in general, divided into two parts: academic (within the university) and pedagogical-practical (at teacher seminars).
As to the problem of the cognitive and psychological dimension of (world) history for adolescents, it must be stated that there are hardly any empirical studies yet on the individual, real, and realized curriculum – that means on the application of curricula and their effects in the classroom.
worldhistoryconnected.press.uiuc.edu /3.3/fuchs.html   (2987 words)

  
 BIBLIOGRAPHY
East Germany was the name for the former republic of 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 West Germany.
In 1955 East Germany became of the Warsaw Pact.
After World War II East Germany was left with only one-quarter of its pre-war resources, but was required by the USSR to pay three-quarters of overall German reparations to aid Soviet war recovery.
www.angelfire.com /pe/riversdale/east.htm   (1378 words)

  
 East Germany
East Germany, officially the German Democratic Republic (GDR), German Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR), was a Communist Party-led state that existed from 1949 to 1990 in the former Soviet occupation zone of Germany.
In Imperial Germany and Weimar Republic territory that would become East Germany was situated in the center of the state.
East Germany, under Soviet influence, adopted a Marxist-Leninist official ideology and became part of the Warsaw Pact, while West Germany, influenced by the USA, became a liberal parliamentary republic and part of NATO.
www.askfactmaster.com /GDR   (1610 words)

  
 The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Germany
Of all the countries in Europe, Germany is one of the richest in Jewish history and tradition.
While the country is probably most famous, or infamous, in Jewish history for being the epicenter of the Nazis' "Final Solution," even the Holocaust was unable to bring to an end the 1600 years of continuous habitation and cultural flourishing in Germany.
In general, the Jews migrated within Germany in the Middle Ages from the towns on the Rhine in the south to the east and the north.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vjw/germany.html   (3905 words)

  
 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 German economists and planners were well aware of the alleged strengths and weaknesses of their system of planned economy.
However, the East German press occasionally reported prosecutions of particularly egregious cases of illegal "second economy" activity, involving what are called "crimes against socialist property" and other activities that are in "conflict and contradiction with the interests and demands of society" (as one report described the situation).
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/East_Germany   (4451 words)

  
 Anistoriton: History News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The history of East Germany, the communist part of divided Germany, is nowadays explored more thoroughly especially after East German Archives were made available to researchers.
Gradually, a new pragmatism and belief in reform displaced the primacy of ideology, hectic economic and social transformations, and the pressure on workers to produce that had provoked the workers' uprising of 1953 and the massive emigration of professionals throughout the decade.
Throughout Soviet history, prevailing practice vacillated, often wildly, between a traditionalist wing (which stressed danger from the West, militarily as well as technologically; claimed high Soviet technological capability; emphasized military technology; and was largely autarkic) and a non-traditionalist faction, diametrically opposed to the traditionalist group.
www.anistor.co.hol.gr /english/enback/h972.htm   (1215 words)

  
 The Last Days of East Germany: German History
In the minds of the GDR's old-guard communists, the long-awaited international political recognition was seen as a favorable omen that seemed to coincide symbolically with the fortieth anniversary of the East German state.
Although the GDR leadership tried to deny the reality of these developments, for most East Germans the reforms of Soviet leader Gorbachev were symbols of a new era that would inevitably also reach the GDR.
In Berlin, on October 7, the GDR leadership celebrated the fortieth anniversary of the foundation of the East German state.
www.germanculture.com.ua /library/history/bl_end_of_gdr.htm   (469 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)

  
 History of East Germany - History - German Archive: The German Democratic Republic (GDR), German: Deutsche ...
History of East Germany - History - German Archive: The German Democratic Republic (GDR), German: Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR), often known in English as East Germany, existed from 1949 to 1990.
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.
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.
www.germannotes.com /archive/article.php?products_id=90&osCsid=09e603bca25dd9d57dd9baa3703c580f   (1236 words)

  
 Germany Info: Information Services: Publications: Germany in Class   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
East Germany aggressively marketed itself as the only legitimate representative of German socialism to workers in the Federal Republic with unexpected results.
Not surprisingly, Childs concludes that it was not, that the GDR was propped up from the East, and was ripe for a fall the moment the Soviets decided to move away, a situation nicely chronicled in his chapters on Gorbachev.
The history of the regime is practically breezy in tone but substantive, and my students got more out of it than they did from Henry Turner's Germany from Partition to Reunification (1992), which they also read.
www.germany.info /relaunch/info/publications/Germany-in-Class/2004/040614/social6.html   (3737 words)

  
 Socialist history: East Germany 1953
East Germany had a nationalised economy and a system of planning production, the essentials of a socialist economy.
But in East Germany, as in the rest of the Eastern Bloc, a small bureaucracy, remote from the working class, arbitrary in its decisions and dictatorial in all respects, ran this plan to maintain their own privileges.
EAST GERMANY'S rulers had lost control but by then Russian tanks and troops - which had propelled the SED into power - were moving into Berlin.
www.socialistworld.net /eng/2003/06/23history.html   (1207 words)

  
 East Germany - Art History Online Reference and Guide
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 was created in East Berlin on October 7, 1949.
The territories of East Germany were initially settled by Slavic Wends and conquered by Germany in Middle Ages.
www.arthistoryclub.com /art_history/GDR   (4475 words)

  
 Germany: Two histories reunited - Getting the Spin Right on History - Brief Article UNESCO Courier - Find Articles
East German history textbooks were rejected because they faithfully reflected the ideology of the fallen regime.
The repressive nature of the Communist regime was emphasized, along with East Germany's membership of the Soviet bloc.
More space is given to daily life in East Germany, the Nazi period and the Holocaust, a comparison between Nazism and Stalinism, as well as how citizens' movements helped bring down the Communist regime.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1310/is_2001_Nov/ai_80865222   (650 words)

  
 Directory - Society: History: By Region: Europe: Germany: German Democratic Republic - East Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
East Germany - Country Study  · iweb · cached · Detailed Library of Congress study of the German Democratic Republic.
The 1953 revolt in East Germany: violence and betrayal  · Anthony Glees writes on the uprising of June 1953 in East Germany arguing that it revealed the true face of a state dependent for its survival on the control and surveillance of its own citizens.
History of East Germany  · iweb · cached · Encyclopedia article on the history of the state from 1945 to 1990.
www.incywincy.com /default?p=1218087   (380 words)

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