West and East Germany

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West Germany, a common name of a former republic of central Europe, bordered on the north by the North Sea. West Germany had an area of 248,577 sq. km (95,976 sq. miles). It was established officially as the Federal Republic of Germany on May 23, 1949, as one of two successor states—East Germany (officially the German Democratic Republic, or GDR) being the other—to the nation of Germany after its defeat in World War II (1939-1945). West Germany …

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…former Czechoslovakia. During these years of separation, East and West Germany thought they were very different from each other. They were alike in many ways. The only thing that really separates them is the from of their government. East Germany started the form of government known as Communism and West Germany started the form of government known as a Christian Democratic Union. As the years went by, the two nations slowly reformed the country, Germany.