East Germany


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East Germany

Officially German Democratic Republic
A former country of northern Europe on the Baltic Sea. It was formed in 1949 from the zone of Germany occupied by Soviet troops after World War II. It was reunified with West Germany in 1990.

East German adj. & n.

East Germany

n
(Placename) 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. Official name: German Democratic Republic, DDR (Abbreviation) or GDR (Abbreviation) See also Germany

East′ Ger′many


n.
a former country in central Europe, created in 1949 from the Soviet zone of occupied Germany established in 1945: reunited with West Germany in 1990. 16,340,000; 41,827 sq. mi. (108,333 sq. km). Cap.: East Berlin. Official name, German Democratic Republic.
Compare germany.
East′ Ger′man, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.East Germany - a republic in north central Europe on the BalticEast Germany - a republic in north central Europe on the Baltic; established by the Soviet Union in 1954; reunified with West Germany in 1990
East German - a native or inhabitant of the former republic of East Germany
Translations
Itä-Saksa
Allemagne de l'Est
東ドイツ
Oost-Duitsland

East Germany

(formerly) nAllemagne f de l'EstEast Timor nle Timor-OrientalEast Timorese
nTimorais(e) m/f de l'Est, Timorais(e) m/f oriental(e)
adjtimorais(e) m/f oriental(e)

East Germany

nla Germania dell'Est
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Unfortunately East Germany -- as the communist German Democratic Republic was known before 1990 -- never had a chance to rid itself properly of the ideology of her Nazi past in the same way as West Germany.
The 1989 Revolution in East Germany and Its Impact on Unified Germany's Constitutional Law: The Forgotten Revolution?
Less than a year later, 3 October 1990, West Germany and East Germany officially became one nation after 45 years of postwar division.
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.
Seeming as permanent as death, it separated East Germans from the supposed ideological contamination of the West and stemmed the tide of people fleeing the German Democratic Republic of East Germany.
Hungary - a Communist state like East Germany - allowed people to cross into Austria.
He was in charge of the Bornholmer Strasse checkpoint in what was then East Germany on November 9, 1989, and became the first border guard to allow East Germans to cross over to the West without an order from his superiors.
Aurora Metro Books, an independent publisher of fiction, young adult fiction, drama and non-fiction, announced on Tuesday that a new novel by Scottish author Fiona Rintoul about life in East Germany before and after communism, titled The Leipzig Affair, will be published to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 2014.
Alienating labour; workers on the road from socialism to capitalism in East Germany and Hungary.
Since phone-tapping was a rite of passage in East Germany, Rosler feared he would be called to account by the Stasi again.
The wall was a barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany) starting on August 13, 1961, that completely cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin.
Speakers came from former West and East Germany, as well as Cuba and its diaspora.

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