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proclaimed in 1933. The latter period was marked by Fascism and the Second World War . After 1945, Germany was divided by allied occupation , and evolved into two states, East Germany and West Germany . In 1990 Germany was reunified . Germany was a founding member of the European Community

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On 30 January 1933, Adolf Hitler legally became Chancellor of Germany , appointed by President Paul von Hindenburg . Although he initially headed a coalition government , he quickly made Hindenburg a figurehead and eliminated his non-Nazi partners. The Nazi regime restored economic prosperity

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War popular music 5.1 Schlager and Volksmusik 5.2 Liedermacher 5.3 Popular music from West Germany 5.3.1 Rock 5.3.2 Neue Deutsche Welle (NDW) 5.3.3 Popular solo artists 5.3.4 Hamburger Schule 5.4 Popular music from East Germany 5.4.1 Ostrock 5.5 Popular music from

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After crossing the Rhine the Western Allies fanned out overrunning all of western Germany from the Baltic in the north to Austria in the south before the Germans surrendered on 8 May 1945. This is known as the "Central Europe Campaign" in United States military histories. By the early spring

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Worms today remains embattled with the cities Trier and Cologne over the title of "Oldest City in Germany ." Worms is the only German member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network . [ 2 ] [ 3 ] Today the city is an industrial centre and is famed for the original "Liebfrauenstift-Kirchenstüc

History of Germany print that page


The concept of Germany as a distinct region in central Europe can be traced to Roman commander Julius Caesar , who referred to the unconquered area east of the Rhine as Germania , thus distinguishing it from Gaul (France), which he had conquered. The victory of the Germanic tribes in the

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The Federal Republic of Germany was established from eleven states formed in the three Allied Zones of occupation held by the United States , the United Kingdom and France (the "Western Zones"). The city of Bonn was its provisional capital city. The fourth Allied occupation zone (the

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Demokratische Republik [ˈdɔʏtʃə demoˈkʀaːtɪʃə ʀepuˈbliːk] or DDR ), informally called East Germany ( German : Ost-Deutschland ) by West Germany and other countries, was the officially Socialist State established in 1949 in the Soviet zone of occupied Germany and in the

Unification of Germany print that page


The formal unification of Germany into a politically and administratively integrated nation state officially occurred on 18 January 1871 at the Versailles Palace 's Hall of Mirrors in France . Princes of the German states gathered there to proclaim Wilhelm of Prussia as Emperor Wilhelm

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significant quantities. Power plants burning lignite are one of the main sources of electricity in Germany . Oil , natural gas and other resources are, for the most part, imported from other countries. Germany imports about two thirds of its energy. The service sector contributes around