West Germany


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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.

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

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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BRDBundesrepublik DeutschlandWestdeutschland
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West-Duitsland

West Germany

nGermania Occidentale
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Prior to the wall's construction in August 1961, the East German Communist leaders were being embarrassed by those choosing a freer, more prosperous life in West Germany. In 1959, for example, 81,073 citizens left East Germany, according to the Communist regime's figures; the West, on the other hand, counted 143,917.
By 1995, 49 percent of urban travel in the former West Germany was by auto, compared with 48 percent for the former communist country.
In addition he helped pave the way for French acceptance of West Germany's rearmament by way of the European Defense Community.
By constructing a new dataset on patenting in East and West Germany, I will also examine to what extent larger numbers of skilled workers foster local innovation.
Ex-Northern Ireland and Celtic player Paddy McCourt joked: "God help Ireland if they have to come up against, 'The might of West Germany'."
Back in '74, the World Cup would be won by the host nation West Germany, who beat a Holland team - including the great Johan Cruyff - 2-1 in the final, which was played in Munich.
West Germany 1974: Germany take prize West Germany were champions on home soil and as in 1954 their victory came at the expense of a team widely considered the world's finest.
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