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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A former country of northern Europe on the Baltic Sea. It was formed in 1949 from the zone of Germany occupied by Soviet troops after World War II. It was reunified with West Germany in 1990.

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  • proper noun A former Communist country of Central Europe between 1949 and 1990, officially called the German Democratic Republic (GDR), capital East Berlin.

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  • noun a republic in north central Europe on the Baltic; established by the Soviet Union in 1954; reunified with West Germany in 1990

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Examples

  • Soviet forces withdrawing from what had formerly been called East Germany were decidedly unhappy with the fact that there was no place for them to withdraw to.

    The Sum of all Fears

  • More commonly known as East Germany was a self-declared socialist state created in the Soviet Zone of occupied Germany and the Soviet sector of occupied Berlin which existed from 7 October 1949 until 3 October 1990.

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  • More commonly known as East Germany was a self-declared socialist state created in the Soviet Zone of occupied Germany and the Soviet sector of occupied Berlin which existed from 7 October 1949 until 3 October 1990.

    WN.com - Photown News

  • More commonly known as East Germany was a self-declared socialist state created in the Soviet Zone of occupied Germany and the Soviet sector of occupied Berlin which existed from 7 October 1949 until 3 October 1990.

    WN.com - Photown News

  • More commonly known as East Germany was a self-declared socialist state created in the Soviet Zone of occupied Germany and the Soviet sector of occupied Berlin which existed from 7 October 1949 until 3 October 1990.

    WN.com - Photown News

  • More commonly known as East Germany was a self-declared socialist state created in the Soviet Zone of occupied Germany and the Soviet sector of occupied Berlin which existed from 7 October 1949 until 3 October 1990.

    WN.com - Photown News

  • More commonly known as East Germany was a self-declared socialist state created in the Soviet Zone of occupied Germany and the Soviet sector of occupied Berlin which existed from 7 October 1949 until 3 October 1990.

    WN.com - Photown News

  • The Ritz Carlton in Berlin is offering a "Remember the Wall" package, including breakfast, two tickets to the wall museum, a chocolate amenity, a bottle of champagne produced in what we used to call East Germany, a DVD on the fall of the wall and a souvenir piece of the wall itself.

    LJWorld.com stories: News

  • The Ritz Carlton in Berlin is offering a "Remember the Wall" package, including breakfast, two tickets to the wall museum, a chocolate amenity, a bottle of champagne produced in what we used to call East Germany, a DVD on the fall of the wall and a souvenir piece of the wall itself.

    LJWorld.com stories: News

  • "Louise Bourgeois is neither linear nor narrative; it jumps around in ways that aren't always helpful, and assumes (or dismisses the importance of) some familiarity with Bourgeois 'career history, her personal life, and her place in New York's artistic pantheon," writes Solo Sunny was widely regarded at the time of its 1980 release as perhaps the best film to come out of the unhappy nation then known as East Germany, and with the passing of time the

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