German Democratic Republic


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German Democratic Republic

German Democratic Republic

n
(Placename) (formerly) the official name of East Germany Abbreviations: GDR or DDR

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.
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Noun1.German Democratic Republic - a republic in north central Europe on the BalticGerman Democratic Republic - 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
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German Democratic Republic

German Democratic Republic

n (formerly) → Repubblica Democratica Tedesca
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She also draws connections to more recent German history, referencing both the country in which she currently works, united Germany, and the socialist state in which she was trained, the German Democratic Republic (GDR), where the comics medium was dismissed as capitalist propaganda.
One agrees with Professor Fulbrook that there were positive elements in the German Democratic Republic, but the overall picture, to this reviewer, is unchanged.
1961: The German Democratic Republic began building what they called 'the anti-fascist protection wall.' It later became known as the Berlin Wall.
German reunification did not mark the end of the Cold War for the former citizens of the West German Federal Republic and East German Democratic Republic. Their prejudiced ideological view of each other lingered on.
The Rise and Fall of the German Democratic Republic. By Feiwel Kupferberg.
He turned his attention to the history of education in the German Democratic Republic later in order to contextualize and sketch the background to these personal histories.
The Bavarians have let their bid to retain the German title slip in recent weeks and are now without a win in four games, but the trip to former German Democratic Republic strugglers Hansa should be the place for the champions to put the pressure back on the top three - Leverkusen, Dortmund and Kaiserslautern - after 16 rounds of the title race.
In the later days of West German Ostpolitik all too many thought that the German Democratic Republic was now a stable and increasingly acceptable country in its own right.
From 1978 to 1989, church social worker Ilse Neumeister organized weekly prayers for peace in Erfurt in the former German Democratic Republic. Reunified Germany has decorated her for this.
When you read the transcribed talks, essays and interviews in The Author's Dimension, you'll be reading Christa Wolf's political and literary history in the country that, after Allied shaping, became, in 1949, the German Democratic Republic, the special concern of the U.S.S.R.
ah yes, I remember, the Fernsehturm was constructed between 1965 and 1969 by the German Democratic Republic (GDR) as both a symbol of Communist power and of Berlin [citation needed]."

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