What is West Germany?

  • (noun): A republic in north central Europe on the North Sea; established in 1949 from the zones of Germany occupied by the British and French and Americans after the German defeat; reunified with East Germany in 1990.
    Synonyms: Federal Republic of Germany

West Germany

West Germany (German: Westdeutschland) is the common English name for the Federal Republic of Germany or FRG (German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland or BRD) in the period between its creation in May 1949 to German reunification on 3 October 1990.

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Saar Treaty
... Luxembourg (German Vertrag von Luxemburg, French accords de Luxembourg) is an agreement between West Germany and France concerning the return of the Saar Protectorate to West Germany ... foreign ministers Heinrich von Brentano of West Germany and Christian Pineau of France, following the Saar Statute referendum on October 23, 1955 which resulted in a majority vote against the Saar Statute ... After the Landtag declared to accede to the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany), the incorporation of the Saarland was finalised on January 1, 1957 ...
List Of World Championships Medalists In Sailing (keelboat Classes) - Dragon
... III David Saville Australia Cueno Bradbary Shaw East Germany Schwarz Pfeiffer Köpsel 1971 Hobart Debutante (SWE) Jörgen Sundelin Peter Sundelin Ulf Sundelin Australia Booth Denmark Holm 1973 Athens Crux (SWE ... Poul Richard Høj Jensen Claus Hoj-Jensen Sebastian Ziegelmayer Germany Andreas van Eicken Rolf Schöppler Johan van Eicken 1995 Perth Karabos VIII (A ...
List Of Alpine Skiing World Cup Race Winners – Men - Milestones
... United States 4 (1978–1983) 9 - - 1 ... - Wasmeier, MarkusMarkus Wasmeier (West) Germany 5 (1986–1992) 6 ... - - 1 - Sykora, ThomasThomas Sykora Austria 3 (1996–1998) 9 - - - 9 - - Furuseth, Ole KristianOle ... Ove Karlsen Norway 1 (2004) 1 - - - 1 - - Rauffer, MaxMax Rauffer Germany 1 (2005) 1 ... - - - - - Vogl, AloisAlois Vogl Germany 1 (2005) 1 - - - 1 - - Kucera ...
West Germany - Present Geographical and Political Terminology
... Today, North Rhine-Westphalia is often considered to be Western Germany in geographical terms ... When distinguishing between former West Germany and former East Germany as parts of present-day unified Germany, it has become most common to refer to the ...
LGBT In Germany - Progression in West Germany (1949–1990)
... West Germany inherited the anti-gay law Paragraph 175 which remained on the books until 1969 ... However, as opposed to East Germany, the churches' influence in West Germany was very strong ... Christian Democratic Union, the dominant political force in post-war West Germany, tended to ignore or oppose most LGBT-rights issues ...

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