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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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East Germany

a former republic in N central Europe: established in 1949 and declared a sovereign state by the Soviet Union in 1954; Communist regime replaced by a multiparty democracy in 1989; reunited with West Germany in 1990
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Despite the vagueness that often accompanied its use in East German texts, the term wissenschaftliche Weltanschauung bespoke the fundamental principles of Marxism-Leninism and encompassed
The anthropologist Daphne Berdahl observed that East German women were ridiculing West German women for what they perceived as a life confined to the domestic sphere: "We have often made fun of that, of women in the West who list "housewife" as their profession" (1999:201).
The second section of the book introduces the notion that the historical status of East German cinema is advantageous when it comes to its study.
Nowadays, the overall popularity of East German brands is improving again.
Schabowski also meant to say East Germans could apply for visas in an orderly manner at the appropriate state agency.
Finally, Moranda's efforts to link East German models of nature management to wider currents in West Germany, the United States, and the Soviet bloc shows how much conservationists in both democracies and dictatorships shared after the Second World War.
The rest of the border was already sealed by East German troops and wire.
I was born and raised in West Germany and we had no contacts whatsoever with East Germans.
East German roads were swamped with cars heading for the West German border.
The Berlin Fellowship was a program in which American Christians visited East German congregations during each of the 28 years that the Berlin Wall was standing, explains Holslag.
This conceptual discussion is quite important since it is by no means obvious why a study on minorities in the GDR should include such a wide array of actors, ranging from the East German Jewish community and the Jehovah Witness religious sect, on the one hand, and African and Asian guest workers on the other.
1997: East German leader guilty of Berlin Wall deaths A court in Berlin has sentenced the former East German leader Egon Krenz to six-and-a-half years in prison.