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  2. West Germany - Wikipedia

    West Germany became a focus of the Cold War with its juxtaposition to East Germany, a member of the subsequently founded Warsaw Pact. The former capital, Berlin, had been divided into four sectors, with the Western Allies joining their sectors to form West Berlin, while the Soviets held East Berlin.

  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. 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: History, Map and Timeline | StudySmarter

    Today West Germany makes up most of the Federal Republic of Germany, apart from the five eastern states that joined it in 1990. What is West Germany known for? West Germany was known for its strong economy, openness to capitalism, and Western democracy.

  6. 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...

  7. Best Destinations in Western Germany - TripSavvy

    Starting in the southwest of Germany, the 50 miles long route snakes through Germany’s second largest wine growing region all the way to the French border. Enjoy Palatinate's 1000-year old viniculture in quaint wine villages, old-world restaurants, colorful vineyards, and at local harvest festivals.

  8. The Best Cities and Towns to Visit in Western Germany - Culture...

    Western Germany has something for everyone – big, busy urban centers, fairy-tale towns, ancient cities, and picturesque hamlets. It promises some of the best architecture in the country, along with excellent wines, delectable cuisine, and generous doses of culture.

  9. West Germany - WorldAtlas

    West Germany. After the collapse of the Nazi War Machine, the future of Germany was volatile and delicate. World leaders needed to prepare an urgent reorganization of the disassembled state, avoiding humanitarian disasters while simultaneously ensuring justice on behalf of the many victims of World War II. In retrospect, hasty penalizations ...

  10. Germany - Government and society | Britannica

    West Germany finally achieved full sovereignty on May 5, 1955. East Germany regarded its separation from the rest of Germany as complete, but West Germany considered its eastern neighbour as an illegally constituted state until the 1970s, when the doctrine of “two German states in one German nation” was developed.

  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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