Jul 16, 2013

October 3rd, 1990: Germany becomes united

After 45 years of separation, West Germany and East Germany were reunited into a single nation. In effect, East Germany was absorbed into West Germany, and the East German government went out of existence. Berlin became the capital of the new Federal Republic of Germany. West German leaders, including President Richard von Weizsacker and Chancellor Helmut Kohl, kept their posts in the new government. (Grolier New Book of Knowledge Encyclopedia)