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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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What would they recommend as a better way to have kept East Germans from fleeing to the West?
As shown in Table 2, this method of estimating employment foregone in raising two children through age 16 generates a total of 10,833 h of lost paid work by East German women and 26,368 lost hours by West German women.
I realized that just because the East German women had won a lot of gold medals before didn't mean that they were going to this time.
In the switch from the Communist, government-run economy of East Germany to the free-market (capitalist) economy of West Germany, East Germans faced economic changes, too.
Their rigorous methods shocked the East Germans and made them dependent on West German subsidies.
A second academic, Dr Gwyneth Edwards, a modern languages lecturer who taught at Loughborough University, has been accused of passing information to the East German Stasi secret police during the Cold War.
To viewers watching the Moscow Olympics on TV, the huge East Germans were obviously much more powerful then their rivals.
The forty years in between are those of the East German state's existence.
An East German woman divorces her beloved husband because files in the secret police archives show that he spied on her and their children for the Communists.
Death and rebirth followed one another in seamless continuity on the first of the year, as the former East German DFF (Deutscher Fernseh Funk) went out of business and was replaced by the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR), which is headquartered in Leipzig.
But in little more than a year on the job, Moellemann--working with the Treuhand's Birgit Breuel--has taken a stiff broom to the East German mess.
When Hungary opened its border with Austria, permitting an exodus of East Germans to West Germany, it hastened the events that led to the demise of state and party chief Honecker, to the breaching of the wall in mid-November and to the first free elections in March 1990.