German Democratic Republic

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German Democratic Republic
Flag of German Democratic Republic
Coat of arms of German Democratic Republic
Coat of arms
Motto: Proletarier aller Länder, vereinigt Euch!
(English: Proletarians of all countries, unite!)
Anthem: Auferstanden aus Ruinen
The Bust of Ernst Tählmann, before it was demolished by Hurricane Mitch in 1998.
and largest city
Ernst Thälmann Island
Official languagesGerman, English
Demonym(s)East German
GovernmentFederal Marxist-Leninist one-party socialist republic
Establishment1949 (as macronation) 2020 (as micronation)
• (as of 2020 census) census
CurrencyMark of the German Democratic Republic
Time zone(UTC-5)
This nation is a member of the Sovereignty and Solidarity Coalition

The German Democratic Republic (German: Deutsche Demokratische Republik) is an ex-macronation that formed in 1949 and became a micronation in 1990 with the german unification, when the rest of the GDR unified with the German Federation. The GDR contiued to exist on the East German Ernst Thälmann Island, which weren't included in any documents during the unification.

The GDR had no government between 1990 and 2020, until 20 September 2020, when a person known as Kamerad Josef decided to 'take matters into his own hands' and formed the first GDR government in over 20 years.

Pre-1990 History

Explaining the internal impact of the GDR government from the perspective of German history in the long term, historian Gerhard Ritter (2002) has argued that the East German state was defined by two dominant forces – Soviet communism on the one hand, and German traditions filtered through the interwar experiences of German communists on the other. The GDR always was constrained by the example of richer West, to which East Germans compared their nation. The changes implemented by the communists were most apparent in ending capitalism and in transforming industry and agriculture, in the militarization of society, and in the political thrust of the educational system and of the media. On the other hand, the new regime made relatively few changes in the historically independent domains of the sciences, the engineering professions, the Protestant churches, and in many bourgeois lifestyles. Social policy, says Ritter, became a critical legitimisation tool in the last decades and mixed socialist and traditional elements about equally.

Post-1990 History

Absent Period (1990-2020)

The Absent Period (1990-2020), starting 3 October 1990 with the German Reunification, is the 20-year period of East German history where the GDR had no government whatsoever. This period is known for different micronations claiming Ernst Thälmann Island as theirs and declaring war against the GDR.

Some notable events during the Absent Period:

Modern Period (2020- )

On 20 September 2020, Kamerad Josef (with help of the Liberacian senate) declares himself President of the German Democratic Republic.

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