Today unemployment in the east stands at 103 percent — about the average in eu europe — and dropping, while in the western german states it’s 6 percent and relatively stable there are boom cities in the east, such as dresden, potsdam, frankfurt am oder and leipzig. By 1949, germany had become two separate countries - the federal republic of germany (west germany), run by the allies, and the german democratic republic (east germany), run by the soviet union. West germany became the economic miracle of the west and east germany was the economic powerhouse of the east west germany growth did at times exceed east german growth but it must be remembered that east germany did loose a significant part of its population between 1945 and 1961. West germany's embassies in budapest, warsaw, and prague were flooded with east german refugees trying to flee to the west the huge numbers that streamed into west germany after east germany opened its borders caused a shortage of housing and a fear of unemployment.
On november 9, 1989, the east german government allowed its citizens to freely travel to west berlin and west germany, marking the beginning of the end of the berlin wall and the related policy. The dramatic improvement in the western german figures resulted from the opening in eastern germany of a large new market of 16 million persons and the simultaneous availability of many new workers from eastern germany. The west german shepherds are the most popular, and have a more sloped body than the east german shepherd, but not as much slope as the american german shepherds the most common colors are black and red, but they also come in colors of black and tan, sable, bi-colors and black.
West germany's chancellor, helmut schmidt, paid an official visit to east germany in december 1981, after which east germany made it easier for its citizens to visit west germany by 1986, nearly 250,000 east germans were visiting west germany each year, although only one family member at a time was permitted to go. After west germany's economy began to grow faster and faster in the 1950s, while east germany's economy was not doing so well, many people moved from east to west germany to stop this emigration , the border between east and west germany was closed in 1961 by east german forces. Berlin, the former german capital, remained divided between west and east german authorities, even though it was situated deep within the communist democratic republic of germany. After tensions arose between soviets and the western powers, the german federal republic (frg, commonly known as west germany) was created out of the american, british, and french zones on september 21, 1949.
The german democratic republic (gdr) is founded in the “eastern zone” on 7 october 1949 germany is in effect divided into east and west the young federal republic builds close links with the western democracies. Germany celebrates two important anniversaries in 2009 60 years ago, on 23rd may 1949 the federal republic of germany was founded with the promulgation of the basic law 20 years ago, on 9th november 2009 the wall between east and west fell in berlin. Legally speaking, the reunification of germany in 1990 was not a merger of two equal states resulting in a new country rather, it is better characterized as the absorption of the german democratic republic (the gdr, or east germany) into the federal republic of germany (the frg, or west germany. Germany is gearing up for its national day, when the country celebrates the oct 3, 1990 unification of west and east germany dw-world spoke to the foreign minister at the time, hans-dietrich. In general, german rule in eastern europe was much harsher than in western europe hitler had long wanted to expand east into what he called lebensraum, as germany’s aryan population grew this.
German interior minister thomas de maizière, 56, is from bonn, deep in the west of germany, but his memories of the days between the fall of the berlin wall in 1989 and german reunification in. When the federal republic of germany (frg) and the german democratic republic (gdr) — west and east germany respectively — united on october 3 in 1990, citizens of the newly reincorporated country were thoroughly euphoric. Germany was a country fraught with political turmoil including, for a number of decades, a complete split between the east and the west because of this separation, many subtle but relevant differences in language arose. German history in documents and images: one germany in europe compiled by the german historical institute in washington, dc (1989-present images, maps, german transcriptions and english translations .
Erected in the dead of night on august 13, 1961, the berlin wall (known as berliner mauer in german) was a physical division between west berlin and east germanyits purpose was to keep disaffected east germans from fleeing to the west. The western german's lives had greatly improved since the end of world war two but the eastern german's lives were still mired in the destruction wrought by the war that could not be fixed under the communist regime. The division between west germany and east germany was intensified when the communists erected the berlin wall in 1961 in 1968, the east german communist leader, walter ulbricht, imposed restrictions on west german movements into west berlin.
German history the history of east germany both germany's chancellor and president are from the former east germany but otherwise, german society has been dominated by western german elites. Discusses ostpolitik (but does not say name) and the easing of relations between east and west germany, which is a new west german policy helped lead to the basic treaty of 1972 germans linked by common culture and history, so it is also their duty to pursue a common peace. The two plus four treaty was signed on september 12, 1990, after many negotiations between the victorious countries of world war ii (the four: uk, us, soviet union and france) and west and east germany(the two)the treaty aimed to reunify germany as a single nation the treaty was also signed by the new unified germany as per the motives of the treaty. The medieval german ostsiedlung (literally settling eastwards[to germany] ), also known as the german eastward expansion or east colonization refers to the expansion of german culture, language, states, and settlements to vast regions of northeastern, central and eastern europe, previously inhabited since the great migrations by balts , romanians , hungarians and, since about the 6th century.