West Germany


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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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Gorski, The German Left: Red, Green, and Beyond (Cambridge, 1993); Rob Burns and Wilfried van der Will, Protest and Democracy in West Germany: Extra-Parliamentary Opposition and the Democratic Agenda (New York, 1988).
Some drowned in the Baltic Sea; many were killed attempting to escape over less fortified sections of the 860-mile border between East and West Germany.)
At that time, West Germany had a labor shortage and invited foreigners into the country as "guest workers." Many of these workers stayed and started families.
Washington was eager above all to promote West Germany's integration into the West and to avoid anti-western resentments that were feared to result from an overly zealous policy of reeducation.
Franz Beckenbauer of West Germany lifts the World Cup after 1974's final in Munich
Switzerland 1954: Germans achieve a miracle West Germany were surprise winners of the 1954 FIFA World Cup, coming from two goals down to defeat Hungary in a Final forever remembered as the Miracle of Berne'.
West Germany were the favourites, having won the European Championships two years earlier in a convincing way, and as hosts in 1974 with a team containing the likes of Franz Beckenbauer and Gerd Muller, they were tipped to go far.
Unlike East and West Germany, Vietnam was then unified under a Communist government and remained economically and politically isolated until the mid-1980s.
About 50,000 men were convicted between 1949 and 1969 under the so-called Paragraph 175 outlawing sexual relations between men, which was introduced in the 19th century, toughened under Nazi rule and retained in that form by West Germany.
The German reunification started in the summer of 1989, when Hungary decided to dismantle its portion of the Iron Curtain and open the borders, causing an exodus of thousands of East Germans going to West Germany via Hungary.
Born in the eastern state of Thuringia in 1922, Bahr was instrumental in West Germany's efforts to improve ties with the Soviet Union, East Germany and other Warsaw Pact states.
Baek Yeong-hoon, translator of Korean Government's loan delegation to West Germany, on 10th April, 2013 about how President Park got a $30 million commercial loan in 1961 from West Germany.

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