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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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Noting a conspicuous "proliferation of symptomatic bodies and GDR-specific medical discourses in East German literature written before and after 1989" (11), Klocke launches an interdisciplinary investigation in an attempt to diagnose the phenomenon, interweaving detailed close readings of prose literature with discussion of East German healthcare and medical discourse.
In daily conversations, West Germans tended to present themselves as the "future" of East Germans, thereby categorising the East/ East Germans as "past".
Market shares of all East German products dropped after unification, since people switched to West German products for their novelty and better quality.
Guenther Schabowski, the former senior East German Communist official who accidentally announced the opening of the Berlin Wall, has died aged 86, German media reported on Sunday.
Historian Scott Moranda adds to this discussion with The People's Own Landscape, effectively demonstrating that instead of bitter disagreement between ordinary citizens and the ruling Socialist Unity Party (SED) over land usage, there was for most of East German history a remarkable consensus between rulers and ruled that scientific and authoritarian management of nature could yield limitless economic abundance and higher standards of living.
Until the Wall was put up, hundreds of thousands of the best educated East Germans fled from East to West Berlin and then flew to freedom in West Germany.
Since then, the productivity gap between West and East German companies has narrowed but has not been closed yet.
Hundreds of thousands of East Germans had taken to the streets, demanding free elections, the right to travel without restrictions, and other democratic reforms.
In this context, the claim of the GDR government to represent the good Germany, in contrast to capitalist and therefore by definition fascist West Germany, was a critical factor in shaping a separate state identity for East Germans, at home and abroad.
The result in 1960, when West German per capita income was double that of the East Germans, was a 32 percent increase in refugees, from 140,000 to 185,000, or 500 daily.
Kohl was chancellor in 1989 when the East German regime began to collapse and implemented measures that eventually led to the integration of the two countries.
East Germans and west Germans alike would have to think about everyday acts of opportunism and civil courage in relation to themselves.