ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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GERMANY-One-Two-None

November 2, 1974 GERMANY One-Two-None FEW regarded the division of Germany as anything but temporary when the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic adopted two separate constitutions in 1949. Both the newly-formed states had set themselves the aim of reunification. FRG committed itself to restoring 'the unity and freedom' of Germany through 'free self-determination' by Germans living in the other half. GDR pledged itself to an undivided democratic Germany. The keynote of both constitutions was that each state regarded itself as the representative of the entire German nation.

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