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Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of German Democratic Republic (former nation/state/empire)  German Democratic Republic (former nation/state/empire)

Note: The territory was held by the Soviet Union after the partition of Germany following World War II. It became a Communist Republic in 1949 and was a sovereign state independent of the USSR in 1955. East and West Germany were reunited in 1989-1990. In the reuinfication process in mid-1990 the borders of the five historic Länder, or states, of East Germany (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony, and Thuringia) were restored, and on 3 October 1990 the states became part of a united Germany.

Names:
Deutsche Demokratische Republik (preferred,C,V,German-P,U,N)
German Democratic Republic (H,O,English-P,U,N)
East Germany (H,O,English,U,N)
Alemana, República Democrática (H,O,Spanish-P,U,N)
Allemande, République démocratique (H,O,French,U,N)
DDR (H,V)
East German (H,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of German Democratic Republic (former nation/state/empire)  ........  German Democratic Republic (former nation/state/empire) (P,H)

Place Types:
former nation/state/empire (preferred, C)  ............  was a separate country 1945-1990

Sources and Contributors:
Alemana, República Democrática..........  [VP]
.....................................................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-4
Allemande, République démocratique..........  [VP]
...........................................................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-5
DDR..........  [VP]
...........  Baedekers: DDR (1988) title
Deutsche Demokratische Republik..........  [VP Preferred]
.....................................................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-47
East German..........  [VP]
.......................  Oxford English Dictionary [online] (2002-) accessed 24 October 2013
East Germany..........  [VP]
.......................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-51
German Democratic Republic..........  [VP]
...............................................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-63
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Baedekers: DDR (1988) title
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-4; I-47; I-5; I-51; I-63
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) "Germany." Accessed 06/26/2002.

 

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