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West Germany

Officially Federal Republic of Germany
A former country of central Europe bordering on the North Sea. It was part of Germany until 1945, when the country was divided into US, French, British, and Soviet zones of occupation. In 1949 the three western zones were reconstituted as West Germany; the Soviet zone became East Germany. West Germany was reunified with East Germany in 1990.

West German adj. & n.
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West Germany

n
(Placename) 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. Official name: Federal Republic of Germany See also Germany
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West′ Ger′many


n.
a former republic in central Europe, created in 1949 by the coalescing of the British, French, and U.S. zones of occupied Germany established in 1945: reunited with East Germany in 1990. 62,080,000; 96,025 sq. mi. (248,706 sq. km). Cap.: Bonn. Official name, Federal Republic of Germany. Compare Germany.
West′ Ger′man, n., adj.
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Noun1.West Germany - a republic in north central Europe on the North Sea; established in 1949 from the zones of Germany occupied by the British and French and Americans after the German defeat; reunified with East Germany in 1990
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Translations
BRDBundesrepublik DeutschlandWestdeutschland
Länsi-Saksa
西ドイツ
West-Duitsland

West Germany

nGermania Occidentale
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