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  West Germany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
West Germany was declared "fully sovereign" May 5, 1955, although the British, French and US militaries remained in the country, just as the Soviet Army remained in East Germany.
West Germany and East Germany merged their financial systems in July 1990, and in October, the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) dissolved and became part of the Federal Republic of Germany.
In December 1990, Kohl became the chancellor of the unified Germany.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/West_Germany   (528 words)

 Germany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
Modern Germany is located in Central Europe on the North European Plain and along the entrance to the Baltic Sea, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, between the Netherlands and Poland, south of Denmark and north of Austria and Switzerland.
Germany's climate is temperate overall and marine in the northern reaches; characterised by cool, cloudy, wet winters and summers and occasional warm föhn winds.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Germany   (7160 words)

 West Germany - MSN Encarta
West Germany, common name of a former republic of central Europe, bordered on the north by the North Sea, Denmark, and the Baltic Sea; on the east by the former East Germany and the Czech Republic; on the south by Austria and Switzerland; and on the west by France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
It was established officially as the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG; German Bundesrepublik Deutschland) on September 21, 1949, as one of two successor states—East Germany (officially the German Democratic Republic, or GDR) being the other—to the nation of Germany after its defeat in World War II (1939-1945).
West Germany ceased to exist in 1990 when it merged with East Germany into a single nation known as Germany (officially called the Federal Republic of Germany).
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761569658/West_Germany.html   (837 words)

 Germany - Wikitravel
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.
Germany has a reputation for racism, and there is some truth to it (especially in the East, where an extreme-right party is represented in the Saxony state parliament), but it's not as bad as the country's notorious history would suggest.
wikitravel.org /en/Germany   (11585 words)

 Germany Biog @ LaunchBase.net (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Germany is one of the world's leading industrialised countries, located in the heart of Europe.
Germany is a democratic federal parliamentary state, made up of 16 federal states (Länder), which in certain spheres act independently of the Federation.
However, according to Bert Rürup, head of Germany's Council of Economic Advisers, reunification is to blame for two-thirds of Germany's growth lag compared to its EU neighbors.
www.launchbase.net /encyclopedia/Germany   (3947 words)

 Germany (11/05)
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.
During the 45 years in which Germany was divided, the U.S. role in Berlin and the large American military presence in West Germany served as symbols of the U.S. commitment to the preservation of peace and security in Europe.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3997.htm   (5913 words)

 Flag of West Germany: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
West germany was the informal name for the federal republic of germany from 1949 to 1990, during which years the federal republic did not yet include east...
East germany, officially the german democratic republic (gdr), german deutsche demokratische republik (ddr), was a communist state that existed...
Color (american english) or colour (commonwealth english) is a sensation which (in humans) derives from the ability of the fine structure of the eye...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fl/flag_of_west_germany.htm   (541 words)

 West Germany
The Hallstein Doctrine was adopted as a principle of West German foreign policy in September 1955 and remained in effect until the late 1960s.
Germany's economic growth during the first decades after the war at times overshadowed its marked success at joining the international community.
West Germany's economy functioned very well for several decades, and the country became one of the world's wealthiest (see The Economic Miracle and Beyond, ch.
www.robertwise.com /west-germany.htm   (2023 words)

 West Germany at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Federal Republic of Germany or FRG (German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland or BRD), informally known as West Germany, was a capitalist federal parliamentary democracy that existed from 1949 until 1990.
West Germany was declared fully sovereign May 5th 1955, with Bonn as its capital, but US troops remained on the ground.
After the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, the unification of the two Germanies was quickly arranged: formally, the FRG grew by absorbing the territory of the GDR ("East Germany"), and is now known simply as Germany.
www.wiki.tatet.com /West_Germany.html   (201 words)

 West Germany
The zones occupied by the Allies lay on the west side of the city, and east Berlin was occupied by the Soviets.
West Germany and West Berlin received massive injections of U.S. capital, which attracted many workers from miserable economic conditions in the East.
The announcement made by President Gorbachev in July 1990, accepting the participation of the united Germany in NATO, was explicitly linked to the positive nature of the Turnberry message, and to the substantive proposals and commitments made by alliance governments in London.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h1886.html   (1300 words)

 Germany - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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.
West Germany; The FRG with its capital at Bonn developed into a strong parliamentary democracy under its first post war Chancellor, Konrad Adenauer and in May 1955 the FRG gained full independence.
As a result Germany's independent central bank, the Bundesbank, called for strict control of public finances and announced that as a result of the governments failure to cut spending that there would be no lowering of Germany's high interest rates.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/germany.htm   (2932 words)

 West Germany. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
‡ Established in 1949, after dissension between the United States and the Soviet Union led to the division of Germany into East Germany and West Germany, it was formed out of the states included in the American, French, and British occupation zones.
In 1955, West Germany was recognized as an independent country.
Berlin became the capital of the united Germany.
www.bartleby.com /59/10/westgermany.html   (218 words)

 West Germany - Costume Jewelry - Vintage Jewelry @ collectiblejewels.com - Germany Jewelry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The marking, "Germany" indicates the piece was made before World War II because afterward, it would have been marked, first "western Zone Germany, American Zone Germany, etc., and after that, "Western Germany, West Germany, etc. If it's marked "Germany" is pre-World War II.
In 1946 or '47, when Germany was split, items made in either West or East Germany were marked "West Germany" or "German Democratic Republic" (that was East Germany, which was neither democratic nor a republic).
West German Art Deco design Milk Glass Choker with red, green, glue and yellow clear glass disks that have white milk glass spacers strung sideways in between each two color disks.
www.collectiblejewels.com /westgermany.html   (1344 words)

 West Germany. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
It was part of Germany until 1945, when the country was divided into U.S., French, British, and Soviet zones of occupation.
In 1949 the three western zones were reconstituted as West Germany; the Soviet zone became East Germany.
West Germany was reunified with East Germany in 1990.
www.bartleby.com /61/2/W0100200.html   (122 words)

 West Germany's Holocaust payoff to Israel and world Jewry
This agreement between the West German government, on the one hand, and the Israeli state and the Claims Conference, on the other, was historically unprecedented and had no basis or counterpart in international law.
The 1965 revision of the BEG specified that Germany was to be held accountable for measures taken by Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary as early as April 1941, if these actions had deprived the victims of all their freedom.
West Germany's lucrative and historically unparalleled payoff to Israel and world Jewry is a legacy and permanent reminder of Germany's catastrophic defeat in 1945 and subsequent domination by foreign powers.
www.ihr.org /jhr/v08/v08p243_Weber.html   (2360 words)

Germany's major rivers are the Danube, the Elbe, the Oder, the Weser, and the Rhine.
West German chancellor Willy Brandt, winner of a Nobel Peace Prize for his foreign policies, was forced to resign in 1974 when an East German spy was discovered to be one of his top staff members.
Germany's recession continued in 2003: for the previous three years Europe's biggest economy had the lowest growth rate among EU countries.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107568.html   (2686 words)

 1968 in West Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Not unlike the United States, West Germany experienced a period of cultural, social, and political instability, which led to a major transformation of West German society.
Historians will now be able to explore the issues that divided the contemporaries not solely by relying on memoirs, the reports of the media, and other documents that had been published at the time, but by looking at the historical record as it has been preserved in the archives.
As the two compilers stress in their introduction, this unique chapter of postwar German history would continue to gain enormously from the insights of American historians, whose contributions have been critical to the study of German history in the past half-century.
www.ghi-dc.org /guide9   (498 words)

 West Germany definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
West Germany definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
West Ger·ma·ny former republic of western Europe from 1945 to 1990, formed from the territories of Germany occupied by the U.S., British, and French forces at the end of World War II.
In 1990 it was reunited with East Germany.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/features/dictionary/DictionaryResults.aspx?refid=1861712324   (95 words)

 The WWW Virtual Library: West European Studies; Germany; bibliography.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Vargas, Ralph R. Germany and the Treaty on European Union: convergence to economic and monetary union in the decade of 1988-1998.
An analysis of dangerous political ideologies sweeping Austria and the influence of far-right political parties in France, Italy, and Germany as their governments struggle with the forthcoming European Union and its promise of fiscal restraints, cuts in welfare and pensions, and the dissolution of nationalism.
Germany - the paymaster of the EU and the OECD: and European economic and monetary union - hopes and fears.
www.library.pitt.edu /subject_guides/westeuropean/wwwes/mspr-ge-b.html   (9911 words)

 CIA - The World Factbook -- Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945.
Germany's affluent and technologically powerful economy - the fifth largest in the world - has become one of the slowest growing economies in the euro zone.
Germany's aging population, combined with high unemployment, has pushed social security outlays to a level exceeding contributions from workers.
www.odci.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/gm.html   (1394 words)

 Commanding Heights : Germany Overview | on PBS
But under Kaiser Wilhelm, Germany's foreign policy is far less diplomatic, as rising military power and aggression causes tension throughout the region.
Konrad Adenauer is succeeded by his ally, the Ordoliberal economist Ludwig Erhard.
A strong proponent of European unity, Germany must now carry out economic reforms required for the single market and common currency even as it wrestles with absorbing the East.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/commandingheights/lo/countries/de/de_overview.html   (855 words)

 Germany East West - ... - eastcobbrealestate.cdring.be   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The work of uniting Germany was not begun by a tribe living in the interior but by one...
Angela Merkel's reputation as a European summit broker was severely tarnished when it was disclosed that Germany is to become the highest net contributor to the EU budget, with its payments increased by ?2bn (£1.4bn) a year.
But, that seems to be the extent of former communist East Germany's involvement in the upcoming World Cup, which has the country on tenterhooks.
eastcobbrealestate.cdring.be /.../germany-east-west.html   (420 words)

 Romania - West Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In January 1967, Romania became the second Warsaw Pact state after the Soviet Union to establish diplomatic relations with West Germany, an action based on the Warsaw Pact's Bucharest Declaration of 1966.
In 1979 West Germany's Chancellor Helmut Schmidt visited Bucharest and extended credit guarantees of approximately US$368 million in return for Romanian pledges to facilitate the reunification of ethnic German families.
Political relations with West Germany, which had been their most cordial during Willi Brandt's chancellorship, took a sharp downturn in the 1980s.
countrystudies.us /romania/77.htm   (340 words)

 Germany Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Germany wears its riches well: elegant big-city charm, small picture-postcard towns, pagan-inspired harvest festivals, a wealth of art and culture and the perennial pleasures of huge tracts of forest, delightful castles and fine wine and beer are all there for the savouring.
When To Go Germany is a fine destination year-round, but most people visit between May and September when sunny skies are most likely and much of life moves outdoors.
When the files of the former East German secret service, the Stasi, were opened up, they were found to contain, among other things, cotton wool swabs of dissidents' body odour, kept in bottles for use by sniffer dogs.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/europe/germany   (556 words)

 Encyclopedia article on Germany national football team [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
During the existence of the German Democratic Republic from 1949 to 1990 there were two German football teams: The East German and the West German team.
World Cup and European Championship victories up to and including the 1990 World Cup were all won by the West German team.
The team is currently coached by Jürgen Klinsmann, a former star striker for the national team.
encyclozine.com /Germany_national_football_team   (294 words)

 West Germany
Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany): Chapter 1.
The long shadow of the past: history, memory and the debate over West Germany's nuclear status, 1954-69.
Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany): Chapter 8A.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/history/A0913244.html   (137 words)

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