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  • Fall Of The Berlin Wall East Germany
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    The Rise and the Fall of the Berlin Wall Many hardships began for Germany when World War II began, but by the end of the war Germany was in the mists of a disaster waiting to happen. After WWII was over Germany found itself split between France, the United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union, each country controlling a zone. Berlin, which was surrounded by the Soviet Union, was also divided into four sectors. The Soviet Union was in control of half of Germany, and it happened to be the East ha...
  • Democratic Republic Of East Germany
    459 words
    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...
  • Provisional Capital Of West Germany
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    Germany is the fourth largest country in area in Europe, with a total area of 356,970 square kilometers (137,827 square miles). The country hasa varied terrain that ranges from low-lying coastal flats along the North and Baltic seas, to a central area of rolling hills and river valleys, to heavily forested mountains and snow-covered Alps in the south. Germany has a long, complex history and rich culture, but it did not become a unified nation until 1871. Before that time, Germany had been a conf...
  • Sorts Between Germany And Russia
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    At the time that the pact was signed, it was in both Germany's and the USSR's interest not to get involved in a war with one another. For Germany with its plans of European domination, a war on the Eastern (USSR) and Western fronts at the same time would break the effectiveness of the German Wehrmacht, whilst for the USSR war was not feasible because of the state of unpreparedness that both the Russian economy and military was in after the purges. In Russia's case, the pact was even more attract...
  • Supply Routes Into West Berlin
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    The West's intolerance towards communism had existed ever since the Russian revolutions in 1917. After the revolution of November 1917 Lenin decided that the war against Germany should end, Russia had faced huge casualties and economic instability due to the war effort. So in the treaty of Brest-Litovsk Lenin agreed to stop fighting, giving 27% of Russia's farmland and 75% of its iron-ore reserves. The Allies were very unhappy about this, as Russia's large army was needed to pressure the Germans...
  • Unification Of East And West Germany
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    GERMANY ECONOMY Germany is the worlds third largest technologically powerful economy in the world. its economic development is based on an alliance of industrial business people with the Prussian aristocracy. Such a strong economy helped to carry them into two world wars and survive largely intact. Between 1951-1961 GNP (gross national product) was up 8%, while at the same time exports trebled. This was an outstanding event in the history of both west Germany and Europe. While growth picked up b...

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