German Democratic Republic

  • (noun): A republic in north central Europe on the Baltic; established by the Soviet Union in 1954; reunified with West Germany in 1990.
    Synonyms: East Germany

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Sonderzug Nach Pankow
... nach Pankow (Special Train to Pankow) is the title of the song of the German rock singer Udo Lindenberg released as a single on 2 February 1983 ... Its origin is a reaction to the refusal of his wish for a concert in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) by the GDR-administration in charge ... directly to the former president of the State Council of the German Democratic Republic Erich Honecker ...

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