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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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It seems inevitable that many of the former East German personnel will be pink-slipped since it was customary in Communist states to over-staff the state-owned installations.
East German industries were not at all world class.
Although exact comparisons are difficult because of the scarcity, distortion or falsification of East German data, differences in the composition and the quality of the market basket, the poor quality of the infrastructure, and the unrealistic previous exchange rate visa-vis the dollar, East Germany ranks about seventeenth in the world in terms of per capita income, thus in the neighborhood of Portugal.
But as these issues work through, the extraordinary power of the moment when ordinary East Germans took their future in their own hands and stormed the Wall gives us all hope that humanity and basic values of decency and respect for the individual's rights can prevail.
Most east Germans don t know which world they belong to.
Even after the founding of the East German state on October 4, 1949, Spilker argues that "while they acknowledged the failure of their attempts to create a unified German state, the SED leaders still believed that they could win nationwide political influence" (p.
OnAugust 17, 1962, a teenage East German, Peter Fechter, was shot in the pelvis byEast German guards while trying to get to the West .
The announcement, which was not supposed to be released until 4am the next day, sparked a dash by East Germans for the border.
Pressure had been building on the East German government for months to grant its citizens the freedom to travel to the West and a clearly underprepared Schabowski stunned the journalists present with his answer.
His study mines national and local archives for government reports, correspondence, and memoirs to reconstruct policy debates among bureaucrats, scientists, ecological activists, and ordinary citizens about how to manage East German landscapes.
I did quite a bit of research for the book, interviewing a former prisoner to ensure the details of the East German prison scenes were authentic.
It was weird to be in the big city, but in an entirely wooded section, no houses in sight, just the road looking down onto the East German sector.