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  2. West Germany - Wikipedia

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

  3. 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. 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 controlled.

  5. 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, Denmark, and the Baltic Sea; on the east by the ...

  6. German reunification: What still divides East and West?

    People in the former East earn only 86% of the after-tax income of their West German counterparts. The average unemployment rate there in late 2019 was 6.9%, compared to 4.8% in the former West ...

  7. Germany - Reunification, Federal System, and Bundestag ...

    As states of the united Germany, they adopted administrative, judicial, educational, and social structures parallel and analogous to those in the states of former West Germany. East and West Berlin were reunited and now form a single state. With the country’s unification on October 3, 1990, all vestiges of the Federal Republic’s qualified ...

  8. Federal Republic of Germany is established - HISTORY

    On May 23, the West German Parliamentary Council met and formally declared the establishment of the Federal Republic of Germany. Although Konrad Adenauer, the president of the council and future ...

  9. The Best Cities and Towns to Visit in Western Germany

    Cologne. Cologne is easily western Germany’s most vibrant and exciting city, one that has enough attractions to fill several busy days. The magnificent UNESCO-listed Cologne Cathedral alone is worth a stop in this city. As an added bonus, Cologne boasts incredible museums (including unique ones like a perfume museum and a chocolate museum ...

  10. West Berlin - Wikipedia

    West Berlin ( German: Berlin (West) or West-Berlin, German pronunciation: [ˈvɛstbɛʁˌliːn] ( listen)) was a political enclave which comprised the western part of Berlin during the years of the Cold War. Although West Berlin was de jure not part of West Germany, lacked any sovereignty, and was under military occupation until German ...

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