History UsefulNotes / TheBerlinRepublic

12th Mar '17 2:48:08 PM Jhonny
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In 2005, an early election resulted in a Grand Coalition, led by Angela Merkel, the first female Chancellor (and first one from former UsefulNotes/EastGermany). In September 2009, the late economic unpleasantness led to Merkel's Christian Democrats and their pro-business Free Democratic (read: vaguely right-libertarian) allies winning a majority coalition together, ending the grand coalition. In 2012, the ceremonial [[UsefulNotes/ThePresidentsOfGermany President]] Christian Wulff resigned amidst a corruption scandal; he was replaced by Joachim Gauck, a pastor from Rostock and former head of the bureau for investigating the Stasi's crimes, meaning that Ossis held the two highest offices of state for the first time since unification.

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In 2005, an early election resulted in a Grand Coalition, led by Angela Merkel, the first female Chancellor (and first one from former UsefulNotes/EastGermany). In September 2009, the late economic unpleasantness led to Merkel's Christian Democrats and their pro-business Free Democratic (read: vaguely right-libertarian) allies winning a majority coalition together, ending the grand coalition. In 2012, the ceremonial [[UsefulNotes/ThePresidentsOfGermany President]] Christian Wulff resigned amidst a corruption scandal; he was replaced by Joachim Gauck, a pastor from Rostock and former head of the bureau for investigating the Stasi's crimes, meaning that Ossis held the two highest offices of state for the first time since unification.
unification. Gauck in turn decided not to run for a second term (which he would have easily won) and in 2017 was replaced by former foreign minister Frank Walter Steinmeier (SPD).
12th Mar '17 2:46:43 PM Jhonny
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There was some opposition to the idea, based on the ultimately unfounded belief that Germany would again try to dominate Europe militarily. It just teamed up with old enemy UsefulNotes/{{France}} and did it via UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion.

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There was some opposition to the idea, based on the ultimately unfounded belief that Germany would again try to dominate Europe militarily. It just teamed up with old enemy UsefulNotes/{{France}} and did it via UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion.
UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion. There was, however, a notable spike of nationalist and racist hate crimes in the early 1990s - mostly in the former East Germany, but by 1995 it had mostly ebbed, and until the rise of the [=AfD=] Germany was among the only countries in Europe without a right wing populist party.
12th Mar '17 2:44:24 PM Jhonny
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Under the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany (or the "Two-Plus-Four Agreement"), which came into force on 15 March 1991 Germany gained full sovereignty and [[UsefulNotes/SovietUnion the Soviets]] (soon thereafter most of it became UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}) left. The [[UsefulNotes/UnitedStates Americans]] and [[UsefulNotes/UnitedKingdom British]] stayed (due to the UsefulNotes/{{NATO}}). The Oder-Neisse border with UsefulNotes/{{Poland}} became finalised in a separate treaty, the old UsefulNotes/EastGermany became a zone free of nuclear weapons or foreign bases and Germany renounced any claim to areas east of Oder-Neisse that had been part of Germany before 1945.

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Under the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany (or the "Two-Plus-Four Agreement"), which came into force on 15 March 1991 Germany gained full sovereignty and [[UsefulNotes/SovietUnion the Soviets]] (soon thereafter most of it became UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}) left. The [[UsefulNotes/UnitedStates Americans]] and [[UsefulNotes/UnitedKingdom British]] stayed (due to the UsefulNotes/{{NATO}}).UsefulNotes/{{NATO}}) (and the French are now stationed in Germany as well but as friends, not occupiers). The Oder-Neisse border with UsefulNotes/{{Poland}} became finalised in a separate treaty, the old UsefulNotes/EastGermany became a zone free of nuclear weapons or foreign bases and Germany renounced any claim to areas east of Oder-Neisse that had been part of Germany before 1945.
10th Dec '16 8:35:15 PM Chytus
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On 3 October 1990, the [[UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} two Germanies reunified]]. (They'd considered 9 November, it being the date of the Berlin Wall crumbling in 1989, also the date of the proclamation of the first German republic in 1918, but decided that firstly they didn't want another birthday for the GDR and secondly there is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristallnacht another 9 November]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beer_Hall_Putsch and another one]].) Actually, UsefulNotes/EastGermany joined UsefulNotes/WestGermany in a manner that left many feeling it was an annexation. The enlarged state kept the constitutional structure of TheBonnRepublic.

Under the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany (or the "Two-Plus-Four Agreement"), which came into force on 15 March 1991 Germany gained full sovereignty and [[UsefulNotes/SovietUnion the Soviets]] (soon thereafter most of it became UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}) left. The [[UsefulNotes/UnitedStates Americans]] and [[UsefulNotes/UnitedKingdom British]] stayed (due to the UsefulNotes/{{NATO}}). The Oder-Neisse border with UsefulNotes/{{Poland}} became finalised in a separate treaty, the old EastGermany became a zone free of nuclear weapons or foreign bases and Germany renounced any claim to areas east of Oder-Neisse that had been part of Germany before 1945.

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On 3 October 1990, the [[UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} two Germanies reunified]]. (They'd considered 9 November, it being the date of the Berlin Wall crumbling in 1989, also the date of the proclamation of the first German republic in 1918, but decided that firstly they didn't want another birthday for the GDR and secondly there is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristallnacht another 9 November]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beer_Hall_Putsch and another one]].) Actually, UsefulNotes/EastGermany joined UsefulNotes/WestGermany in a manner that left many feeling it was an annexation. The enlarged state kept the constitutional structure of TheBonnRepublic.

UsefulNotes/WestGermany.

Under the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany (or the "Two-Plus-Four Agreement"), which came into force on 15 March 1991 Germany gained full sovereignty and [[UsefulNotes/SovietUnion the Soviets]] (soon thereafter most of it became UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}) left. The [[UsefulNotes/UnitedStates Americans]] and [[UsefulNotes/UnitedKingdom British]] stayed (due to the UsefulNotes/{{NATO}}). The Oder-Neisse border with UsefulNotes/{{Poland}} became finalised in a separate treaty, the old EastGermany UsefulNotes/EastGermany became a zone free of nuclear weapons or foreign bases and Germany renounced any claim to areas east of Oder-Neisse that had been part of Germany before 1945.



The new Germany now had to deal with the legacy of a part of it having been CommieLand for 40 years. EastGermany had a massive pollution problem, the whole issue of Stasi informers (a lot of them, verging on a very unfunny FlockOfWolves) and a whole bunch of police officers who needed retraining -- or sacking. The ex-"Vopos" still face social stigma.

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The new Germany now had to deal with the legacy of a part of it having been CommieLand for 40 years. EastGermany UsefulNotes/EastGermany had a massive pollution problem, the whole issue of Stasi informers (a lot of them, verging on a very unfunny FlockOfWolves) and a whole bunch of police officers who needed retraining -- or sacking. The ex-"Vopos" still face social stigma.



In 2005, an early election resulted in a Grand Coalition, led by Angela Merkel, the first female Chancellor (and first one from former EastGermany). In September 2009, the late economic unpleasantness led to Merkel's Christian Democrats and their pro-business Free Democratic (read: vaguely right-libertarian) allies winning a majority coalition together, ending the grand coalition. In 2012, the ceremonial [[UsefulNotes/ThePresidentsOfGermany President]] Christian Wulff resigned amidst a corruption scandal; he was replaced by Joachim Gauck, a pastor from Rostock and former head of the bureau for investigating the Stasi's crimes, meaning that Ossis held the two highest offices of state for the first time since unification.

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In 2005, an early election resulted in a Grand Coalition, led by Angela Merkel, the first female Chancellor (and first one from former EastGermany).UsefulNotes/EastGermany). In September 2009, the late economic unpleasantness led to Merkel's Christian Democrats and their pro-business Free Democratic (read: vaguely right-libertarian) allies winning a majority coalition together, ending the grand coalition. In 2012, the ceremonial [[UsefulNotes/ThePresidentsOfGermany President]] Christian Wulff resigned amidst a corruption scandal; he was replaced by Joachim Gauck, a pastor from Rostock and former head of the bureau for investigating the Stasi's crimes, meaning that Ossis held the two highest offices of state for the first time since unification.
10th Jun '16 7:33:16 PM luisedgarf
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Under the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany (or the "Two-Plus-Four Agreement"), which came into force on 15 March 1991 Germany gained full sovereignty and [[UsefulNotes/SovietUnion the Soviets]] (soon thereafter most of it became UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}) left. The [[UsefulNotes/UnitedStates Americans]] and [[UsefulNotes/UnitedKingdom British]] stayed (because UsefulNotes/{{NATO}}). The Oder-Neisse border with UsefulNotes/{{Poland}} became finalised in a separate treaty, the old EastGermany became a zone free of nuclear weapons or foreign bases and Germany renounced any claim to areas east of Oder-Neisse that had been part of Germany before 1945.

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Under the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany (or the "Two-Plus-Four Agreement"), which came into force on 15 March 1991 Germany gained full sovereignty and [[UsefulNotes/SovietUnion the Soviets]] (soon thereafter most of it became UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}) left. The [[UsefulNotes/UnitedStates Americans]] and [[UsefulNotes/UnitedKingdom British]] stayed (because (due to the UsefulNotes/{{NATO}}). The Oder-Neisse border with UsefulNotes/{{Poland}} became finalised in a separate treaty, the old EastGermany became a zone free of nuclear weapons or foreign bases and Germany renounced any claim to areas east of Oder-Neisse that had been part of Germany before 1945.
23rd May '16 8:53:43 AM Jhonny
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* Series/{{Tatort}} and its East German counterpart Polizeiruf 110 were started in the 1970s but are [[LongRunner still going strong]] as of 2016. In 1990 a couple of episodes explicitly acknowledged the societal and political changes (e.g. Polizeiruf inspectors removing the Honecker portrait and changing their uniform from Vopo to the new "Western" one)



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24th Jan '16 10:32:20 PM demonfiren
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Germany has the problem of ''die Mauer im Kopf'', "the wall in people's heads" -- people still thinking in terms of two Germanies. There are divisions between Ossis and Wessis, East and West Germans respectively. However this phenomenon is almost non-existent with young Germans who grew up after reunification (although obviously they can't avoid the economic issues, it's not more fundamental than the difference between young Americans from the East Coast and young Americans from the Rust Belt).

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Germany has the problem of ''die Mauer im Kopf'', "the wall in people's heads" -- people still thinking in terms of two Germanies. There are divisions between Ossis and Wessis, East and West Germans respectively. However this phenomenon is almost non-existent with young Germans who grew up after reunification (although obviously they can't avoid the economic issues, it's not no more fundamental than the difference between young Americans from the East Coast and young Americans from the Rust Belt).
11th Nov '15 6:29:33 AM Ominae
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* ''Series/AlarmFurCobra11''

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* ''Series/AlarmFurCobra11''''Series/AlarmFuerCobra11''
29th May '15 6:27:28 PM nombretomado
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* {{Blassreiter}} is about a German police force fighting techno demons.[[/index]]

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* {{Blassreiter}} ''Anime/{{Blassreiter}}'' is about a German police force fighting techno demons.[[/index]]
14th Feb '15 1:57:57 PM karstovich2
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Under the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany (or the "Two-Plus-Four Agreement"), which came into force on 15 March 1991 Germany gained full sovereignty and [[UsefulNotes/SovietUnion the Soviets]] (soon thereafter most of it became UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}) left. The [[UsefulNotes/UnitedStates Americans]] and [[UsefulNotes/UnitedKingdom British]] stayed. The Oder-Neisse border with UsefulNotes/{{Poland}} became finalised in a separate treaty, the old EastGermany became a zone free of nuclear weapons or foreign bases and Germany renounced any claim to areas east of Oder-Neisse that had been part of Germany before 1945.

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Under the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany (or the "Two-Plus-Four Agreement"), which came into force on 15 March 1991 Germany gained full sovereignty and [[UsefulNotes/SovietUnion the Soviets]] (soon thereafter most of it became UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}) left. The [[UsefulNotes/UnitedStates Americans]] and [[UsefulNotes/UnitedKingdom British]] stayed.stayed (because UsefulNotes/{{NATO}}). The Oder-Neisse border with UsefulNotes/{{Poland}} became finalised in a separate treaty, the old EastGermany became a zone free of nuclear weapons or foreign bases and Germany renounced any claim to areas east of Oder-Neisse that had been part of Germany before 1945.
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