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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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If Germany, West and East, had once succumbed to what Georg Lukacs had called the `destruction of reason', then subsequently both parts were alike in having been redefined, one could almost say de-cultured, by at least ostensibly reason-based systems.
Belief in life after death is higher among people younger than 35 in East Germany, West Germany, Slovenia, Israel and Hungary than among those in the middle years of life.
Whatever follows in rebuilding East Germany, West Germany must cement itself into an integrated Europe, including East Germany," said Erich Klinkmuller, director of the economics section of the East European Institute at West Berlin's Free University.