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  2. West Germany - Wikipedia

    West Germany (German: Westdeutschland) is the colloquial English term used to indicate the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG; German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland [ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant] ⓘ) between its formation on 23 May 1949 and the German reunification through the accession of East Germany on 3 October 1990.

  3. West Germany | Cold War, Reunification, Federal Republic

    West Germany, from 1949 to 1990, a republic consisting of the western two-thirds of what is now Germany. West Germany was created in 1949 when the United States , Great Britain, and France consolidated those zones, or portions, of Germany that they had occupied at the end of World War II .

  4. West Germany - New World Encyclopedia

    West Germany (in German Westdeutschland) was the common English name for the former Federal Republic of Germany, from its founding on May 24, 1949, to October 2, 1990. With an area of 95,976 square miles (248,577 square kilometers), or slightly smaller than Oregon in the United States, West Germany was bordered on the north by the North Sea ...

  5. West Germany (German: West Deutschland) is the common English name for the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG; German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, BRD; listen), retrospectively designated the Bonn Republic. It was a country in Central Europe. It was created on May 23, 1949. It ended on October 3, 1990 due to German Reunification.

  6. History of Germany (1945–1990) - Wikipedia–1990)

    West Germany. East Germany. The history of Germany from 1945–1990 spans the period following World War II, from the Berlin Declaration marking the abolition of the German Reich and Allied-occupied period in Germany on 5 June 1945 to German reunification on 3 October 1990. Following the collapse of the Third Reich in 1945, and its defeat in ...

  7. How Germany Was Divided After World War II | HISTORY

    In 1952, East Germany began policing its Western border to stop the flight of engineers, scientists and doctors to West Germany. Interestingly, the border within Berlin wasn’t as tightly...

  8. Federal Republic of Germany is established - HISTORY

    The Federal Republic of Germany (popularly known as West Germany) is formally established as a separate and independent nation. This action marked the effective end to any discussion of reuniting ...

  9. Westphalia - Wikipedia

    UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time (CEST)) Westphalia (/ w ɛ s t ˈ f eɪ l i ə /; German: Westfalen [vɛstˈfaːlən]; Low German: Westfalen [vεs(t)ˈfɔːln]) is a region of northwestern Germany and one of the three historic parts of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia

  10. Germany - Partition, Reunification, Economy | Britannica

    Germany - Partition, Reunification, Economy: After the devastation of World War II, West Germany rebounded with a so-called “economic miracle” that began in 1948. The subsequent combination of growth and stability made West Germany’s economic system one of the most respected in the world, though it began to suffer strains beginning in the ...

  11. West Berlin - Wikipedia

    In many ways, West Berlin functioned as the de facto 11th state of West Germany and was depicted on maps published in the West as being a part of West Germany. There was freedom of movement (to the extent allowed by geography) between West Berlin and West Germany.

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