German Unification

Today is the 18 years anniversary of German unification. Since I only know a little about the history, I borrowed some articlesfrom my expert consultant Wikipedia just to give you some information about the Reunification. Enjoy your weekend guys!! It’s TGIF!!

courtesy of: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_reunification

German reunification (German: Deutsche Wiedervereinigung) took place twice after 1945: first in 1957, the Saarland was permitted to join the Federal Republic of Germany, and again on 3 October 1990, when the five re-established states of the German Democratic Republic (GDR / East Germany) joined the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG / West Germany), and Berlin was united into a single city-state. The start of the latter reunification process is commonly referred to as die Wende (The Turning Point.).

After the GDR’s first free elections on 18 March 1990, negotiations between the GDR and FRG culminated in a Unification Treaty, whilst negotiations between the GDR and FRG and the four occupying powers produced the so-called “Two Plus Four Treaty” granting full sovereignty to a unified German state, whose two halves had previously still been bound by a number of limitations stemming from its post-WWII-status as an occupied nation.

The reunified Germany remained a member of the European Community (later the European Union) and of NATO.

 
 

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