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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In East Germany, this effect emerged only when restricting the analysis to children investigated from 1994 onward (Table 6).
THEORY AND PRACTICE OF GOLDSMITHING first saw print in East Germany in 1961, becoming a major resource of jewelers, sculptors and others working in metals: this is the first English language edition, and any metalworker will quickly find it indispensable.
Anything stamped "official" has always raised our suspicion and brings to mind the pictures of East Germany, North Korea and other repressive and controlled societies.
As both a historian and a participant, Irzyk voices his belief that if Eisenhower had chosen differently, the war in Europe would have been over before the end of 1944, with no "Market Garden", no "Battle of the Bulge", and the Russian advance stopped outside of East Germany. Suggesting that politics and the need to appease the English by catering to their allegedly incompetent general outweighed the need for effective strategy in Eisenhower's mind, and claiming that General Patton himself would have chosen to resign from the Army and tell the damning truth had he lived, Irzyk "comes clean" with his point-by-point breakdown of what happened, what went wrong, and what could have been.
Both are highly industrialized cities in the former East Germany where the unemployment rate among skilled trades is as high as 20 per cent.
A 61-year-old man was bitten by a tick at Lake Woblitz, near the town of Neustrelitz in former East Germany, on May 31, 2004, between 8:00 a.m.
Betts convincingly argues that in East Germany such practices continued in a Stalinist vein, while 1945 marked a rupture in the cultural style of politics in western Germany.
In Stasi City, 1997, the twins visited the former headquarters of East Germany's secret police.
What incentives might East Germany have given its people to reduce the likelihood that they would flee?
His job is to recruit and manage private citizens to spy for the allies as they cross the borders into East Germany and back.
Kaethe Shalk, who came of age under communism in East Germany, returns to Berlin from her home in America.
On January 21, the European Commission authorised a shipbuilding capacity transfer of 3,900 cgt (compensated gross tonnes) for 2003 from the Volkswerft Stralsund yard to Aker MTW Werft, both in East Germany. The authorisation was necessary because, following exceptionally high aid granted for the restructuring of East German shipyards in the early 1990s, beneficiary shipyards in that region were obliged to make significant contributions to reducing over-capacity (overall shipbuilding capacity in East Germany was capped at 327,000 cgt per year).