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, Ger. Deutschland, officially Federal Republic of Germany, republic (2015 est. pop. 81,708,000), 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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The assumption here was that the political institutional setting and process that had evolved in the Bonn republic would somehow adapt itself to the new situation.
Both main legislative bodies, the Bundestag and the Bundesrat have not only increased in size, they have also become much more diverse than they were during the Bonn republic.
The Bonn Republic of course was only one of two post-war German Republics.
Nicholls sees a new Germany which is unlike not only the old East but also the old West: `Bonn had gained the victory, yet the Bonn Republic, would no longer exist.' However, whatever questions the process of unification raises, it would seem that Bonn has answered the old German questions for good.
1, Von der Kapitulation bis zum Pleven-Plan (Munich/Vienna, 1982), 639-46; Diehl, 154-6; Albrecht, 178-9, 895-8; David Clay Large, "Reckoning without the Past: The HIAG of the Waffen-SS and the Politics of Rehabilitation in the Bonn Republic, 1950-1961," Journal of Modem History 59 (1987): 97-102.