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, Ger. Deutschland, officially Federal Republic of Germany, republic (2005 est. pop. 82,431,000), 137,699 sq mi (356,733 sq km). Located in the center of Europe, it borders the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and France on the west; Switzerland and Austria on
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West Germany

a former republic in N central Europe, on the North Sea: established in 1949 from the zones of Germany occupied by the British, Americans, and French after the defeat of Nazi Germany; a member of the European Community; reunited with East Germany in 1990
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Both main legislative bodies, the Bundestag and the Bundesrat have not only increased in size, they have also become much more diverse than they were during the Bonn republic.
In the case of the Bundestag this is related to the changes of the traditional party system in the Bonn republic.
It is thus no accident that Anthony Nicholls, in his detailed and comprehensive history of the Bonn Republic, devotes more than one fifth of his space to the prehistory of those first elections in August 1949.
1, Von der Kapitulation bis zum Pleven-Plan (Munich/Vienna, 1982), 639-46; Diehl, 154-6; Albrecht, 178-9, 895-8; David Clay Large, "Reckoning without the Past: The HIAG of the Waffen-SS and the Politics of Rehabilitation in the Bonn Republic, 1950-1961," Journal of Modem History 59 (1987): 97-102.