West Germany was the informal name for the Federal Republic of Germany, a country in Central Europe, 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 Federal Republic 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 (provisional) capital was the city of Bonn. The Cold War era West Germany is unofficially historically designated the Bonn Republic.
Germany celebrated on Saturday the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall that divided East and West Germany, with President Frank-Walter Steinmeier thanking Eastern European neighbors for.. Reuters - Published
On the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Foreign Office interviewed Sir Christopher Mallaby, former ambassador to West Germany, and Colin Munro, former deputy head of mission at the..
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The “Baumhaus an der Mauer”, or the Treehouse on the Wall, was erected by a Turkish migrant worker in the 1980s along the Berlin Wall and continues to be an important memento, 30 years after.. France 24 - Published
On November 9, 1989, East Germany opened its borders, allowing East and West German citizens to travel freely between the two countries. Jane Curry, a political science professor at Santa Clara.. CBS News - Published
When Hans Schulze was imprisoned in Communist East Germany back in the 1980s, he never thought he'd ever return once he got out. But now he regularly unlocks his old cell door to show tourists what.. Reuters - Published
Highlights of this day in history: Hungary lets East German refugees leave for West Germany; Louisiana U.S. Senator Huey Long fatally shot; Elias Howe gets sewing machine patent; 'Gunsmoke' premieres;.. USATODAY.com - Published