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  • Economic Reunification Of The Two Germanys
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    Die Wende and Reunification Tracy Barrett For nearly forty-five years the now-unified country of Germany was divided into two separate countries, each with its own currency, political system, and social structure. For twenty-eight of those years a physical barrier, the Berlin Wall, enforced the separation of Berlin and stood as a symbol of the separation of Germany into East and West. More than just separating Germany, however, the wall also divided the world into East and West sectors, serving ...
  • Political Transition Within Germany And Hungary
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    "Stability " at "user allies" The Transition of German and Hungarian Politics since 1989 There can be little doubt when studying the political transition within Germany and Hungary that since 1989 there has been a change in ideology since the collapse of the communist regime in Eastern Europe and the reunification of East and West Germany. Nevertheless it must be acknowledged that the truly astonishing events of 1989/90, "which even at the beginning of 1989 could not have been predicted, brought...
  • Fall Of The Berlin Wall East Germany
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    ... ves or anything on the west side of the wall. The people of West Germany were granted permission to go to the East side of the wall, but they could not take anything with them. They were allowed to stay for only a week, and they could only do this a couple times each year". As I talked to my German roommate who lived in West Germany, he told me about all of the hardships that the people in East Germany went through. He visited East Germany and he told me about all of the hassle he had to go ...
  • Writer Gerhard Wolf
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    Wolf, Christa (1929-), German novelist and essayist, known for her novels about Germany during World War II (1939-1945). Born Christa Ihlenfeld in Landsberg an der Wart he (now Go rz w Wielkopolski, Poland), she studied at the Universities of Leipzig and Jena from 1949 to 1953. In 1951 she married writer Gerhard Wolf. After graduating she worked as a publisher's reader and an editor until 1962, when she became a full-time writer. Her first successful novel, Der geteilte Himmel (1963; translated ...
  • Democratic Republic Of East Germany
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    This European country grew from a loose federation of states into one of the most powerful nations in the world. Germany is located in the very heart of Europe, bordered by the nine other countries. It became a divided nation after its overwhelming defeat in World War II. Following its surrender in 1945, Germany was occupied by military forces of the Soviet Union, France, Great Britain, and the United States. The Soviets controlled the East and the other powers the West. In 1949 two republics we...
  • East Germans Toward West Germany
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    Civil Society and The Economy Introduction Linz and Stepan list and describe a set of five elements that determine a consolidated democracy. Civil society, political society, rule of law, usable state of bureaucracy, and an institution of economic society all interact in complex ways to bring about democratic consolidation in countries. This paper focuses and emphasizes the interactions between the development of a free and lively civil society... [and] an institutionalized economic society... [...
  • Emigration Of East Germans To West Germany
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    Introduction Germany lies in central Europe. It borders France, Switzerland, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, and it has a short coastline on the North and Baltic Seas. The northern part of the country is mostly flat. The terrain is hilly in Central and Southern Germany. The Alps run along the border with Austria. More than one quarter of the land is still under forest cover. Major rivers include Rhine in the west, Danube in the south, Elbe and Weser...
  • Ireland And Former East Germany
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    The Summary of Racism!'s Source -- by Dong hai Zan This article talks about racist violence, analyzes the possible reasons, and gives a suggestion for how to get rid of racism. The text begins with a racist violence event which happened in Germany. Three young people hit a foreigner and abused him with racist words. As punish, they were sent to prison for a long time. Usually, people consider Germany an Anti-Fascism county now; however, there still exists many racists in eastern Germany. In Irel...

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