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Federal Republic of Germany from 1949 to 1990

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West Germany: Federal Republic of Germany from 1949 to 1990
West Germany is the common English name for the Federal Republic of Germany, retrospectively designated the Bonn Republic, in the period between its formation on 23 May 1949 and German reunification on 3 October 1990. During this Cold War period, the western portion of Germany was part of the Western Bloc. The FRG was created during the Allied occupation of Germany after World War II, established from eleven states formed in the three Allied zones of occupation held by the United States, the United Kingdom and France. Its capital was the city of Bonn.

Statue of Lenin calmly erected in West Germany [Video]

Statue of Lenin calmly erected in West Germany

The tiny Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany erected the first statue of Lenin ever on former West German territory.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:11Published

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