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German Democratic Republic


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  • proper n. The official name of East Germany from 1949 until reunification in 1990.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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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  • But after the rough transition, the 16.3 million people who call the German Democratic Republic home are likely to live happily ever after.

    The Wealth Of A Nation

  • East Germany, officially known as the German Democratic Republic, provided that support in the form of steroids and all the latest and greatest in illegal potions from its secret laboratories.

    Starr Gazing: Tarnished Gold

  • In his thesis he focused on the reality of the planed economy in the socialist part of Germany and predicted the breakdown of the so called German Democratic Republic, GDR.

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  • A few nights earlier, in Berlin, I’d been out to dinner with some friends who had grown up in the German Democratic Republic, aka GDR, or East Germany.

    The Lampshade

  • For two days, thousands of people—mostly young—demonstrated across the German Democratic Republic.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • The German Democratic Republic was on the frontline of the cold war, hosting 380,000 Soviet troops.

    The Return

  • Rebellious Female Artists in East Germany reveals experimental art in form of photography, films and paintings by women from the former German Democratic Republic.

    What's on Around Europe

  • Mr. de Maizière in 1990 had served as a state secretary for his cousin Lothar de Maizière, the last prime minister of the German Democratic Republic.

    Merkel Appoints New Defense Minister

  • Mecklenburg, where her family landed, was now part of a newly minted nation, the German Democratic Republic.

    Christa Wolf obituary

  • In 1949, East Berlin - the Soviet-occupied zone - became the capital of the newly-created German Democratic Republic.

    Berlin Wall: 28 Years of Confrontation


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