East Germany
East Germany, formally the German Democratic Republic or GDR (German: Deutsche Demokratische Republik ([ˈdɔʏtʃə demoˈkʀaːtɪʃə ʀepuˈbliːk]) or DDR), was a state within the Eastern Bloc du...
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History of East Germany
The German Democratic Republic (GDR), German: Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR), often known in English as East Germany, existed from 1949 to 1990. It covered the area of the present-day Germ...
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Allied-occupied Germany
The Allied powers who defeated Nazi Germany in World War II asserted governmental authority over all territory of the German Reich which lay west of the Oder–Neisse line, having formally abolished the...
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Die Wende
Die Wende ([diː ˈvɛndə], "The Change" or "The Turn") is a German term that has come to signify the complete process of change from the rule of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany and a centrally plan...
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German Reunification
The German reunification (German: Deutsche Wiedervereinigung) was the process in 1990 in which the German Democratic Republic (GDR/East Germany) joined the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG/West Ge...
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Politics of East Germany
The German Democratic Republic (GDR; German: Deutsche Demokratische Republik, or DDR, commonly known in English as East Germany) was created as a socialist republic on 7 October 1949 and began to inst...
Nationale Volksarmee
The National People’s Army (NPA) (German: Nationale Volksarmee - NVA) was the name used for the armed forces of the German Democratic Republic.The NVA was established in 1956 and disbanded in 1990. It...
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Administrative divisions of East Germany
The administrative divisions of East Germany (the German Democratic Republic) were constituted in two different forms during the country's 41-year-long history. The Republic first retained the traditi...
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Economy of the German Democratic Republic
Like other states which were members of the Comecon, the German Democratic Republic (GDR – East Germany) had a centrally planned economy (CPE) similar to the one in the former Soviet Union, in contras...
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Culture of East Germany
The Culture of East Germany varied throughout the years due to the political and historical events that took place in the 20th century, especially as a result of Nazism and Communism. A reflection on...
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Jazz in Germany
An overview of the evolution of Jazz music in Germany reveals that the development of jazz in Germany and its public notice differ from the "motherland" of jazz, the USA, in several respects.
One ...
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Ostalgie
Ostalgie is a German term referring to nostalgia for aspects of life in East Germany. It is derived from the German words Ost (east) and Nostalgie (nostalgia).The term Ostalgie (along with the phrase ...
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East Berlin
East Berlin existed between 1949 and 1990. It comprised the eastern regions of Berlin and consisted of the Soviet sector of Berlin that was established in 1945. The American, British, and French secto...
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Economy of East Germany
Like other states which were members of the Comecon, the German Democratic Republic (GDR – East Germany) had a centrally planned economy (CPE) similar to the one in the former Soviet Union, in contras...
Economy of East Germany - Wikipedia
Education in East Germany
Education in the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) was a high priority for the communist government, and was compulsory from age six to age seventeen.There were state run crèches, kindergarten...
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Council of Ministers of the GDR
The Council of Ministers of the German Democratic Republic (German: Ministerrat der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik) was the chief executive body of East Germany from November 1950 until the GDR was...
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National People's Army
The National People’s Army (NPA) (German: Nationale Volksarmee - NVA) was the name used for the armed forces of the German Democratic Republic.The NVA was established in 1956 and disbanded in 1990. It...
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