Zones: Timeline

EAST GERMANY (Berlin-Pankow) De facto Independent German Democratic Republic : GDR : President Wilhelm Pieck
WEST GERMANY (Bonn ar + Carlsruhe dUNO Observer Federal Republic of Germany : FRG : Bundespresident Theodor Heuss

Other Entities with similar names

German Democratic Republic : GDR

German Democratic Republic : GDR

Flag or logo since 1949-10-07*
Deutsche Demokratishe Republik : DDR (de) De facto Independent
Emblem or Symbol*

President Wilhelm Pieck
(ruler of EAST GERMANY since 1949-10-11)
Capitals & administrative places*: Berlin-Pankow
Official & national languages: German (de) .


EAST GERMANY GERMAN Democratic Republic  (Berlin-Pankow)

14 Divisions:

COTTBUS COTTBUS District  (Cottbus)Local: Bezirk COTTBUS (de)  (Cottbus)
DRESDEN DRESDEN District  (Dresden)Local: Bezirk DRESDEN (de)  (Dresden)
ERFURT ERFURT District  (Erfurt)Local: Bezirk ERFURT (de)  (Erfurt)
FRANKFURT-ODER FRANKFURT-ODER District  (Frankfurt on Oder)Local: Bezirk FRANKFURT ODER (de)  (Frankfurt an der Oder)
GERA GERA District  (Gera)Local: Bezirk GERA (de)  (Gera)
HALLE HALLE District  (Halle on the Saale)Local: Bezirk HALLE (de)  (Halle an der Saale)
KARL MARX CITY KARL MARX CITY District  (Karl Marx City)Local: Bezirk KARL-MARX-STADT (de)  (Karl-Marx-Stadt)
LEIPZIG LEIPZIG District  (Leipzig)Local: Bezirk LEIPZIG (de)  (Leipzig)
MAGDEBURG MAGDEBURG District  (Magdeburg)Local: Bezirk MAGDEBURG (de)  (Magdeburg)
NEW BRANDENBURG NEW BRANDENBURG District  (New Brandenburg)Local: Bezirk NEUBRANDENBURG (de)  (Neubrandenburg)
POSTDAM POSTDAM District  (Postdam)Local: Bezirk POSTDAM (de)  (Postdam)
ROSTOCK ROSTOCK District  (Rostock)Local: Bezirk ROSTOCK (de)  (Rostock)
SCHWERIN SCHWERIN District  (Schwerin)Local: Bezirk SCHWERIN (de)  (Schwerin)
SUHL SUHL District  (Suhl)Local: Bezirk SUHL (de)  (Suhl)

1 Territory:

EAST BERLIN Special District of BERLIN  (Berlin-Pankow)Local: Haupstadt BERLIN (de)  (Berlin-Pankow)

7 Organisations (or Groupings) of membership (selective)

COMECON Council for Mutual Economic Assistance : CMEA  (Moscow)
FIFA Federation of International Football Association : FIFA  (Zurich)
IUPN International Union for the Protection of Nature : IUPN  (Brussels)
OLYMPIC GAMES International Olympic Committee : IOC  (Lausanne)
PEACE World Peace Council : WPC  (Helsinki)
RED CROSS International Committee of the Red Cross : ICRC  (Geneva)
WARSAW PACT Warsaw Treaty on Friendship Cooperation and Mutual Assistance : WARSAW TREATY Organization  (Moscow)

* The emblems shown for the subdivisions may in some cases be those of their capital.

Other Independent or Semi-Independent Polities within the 2022's internationally recognized Country boundaries:

SAARLAND Autonomous State of SAARLAND [High Commission of the French Republic in The Saar]  (Saarbruecken)
WEST GERMANY Federal Republic of Germany : FRG  (Bonn ar + Carlsruhe d)

Other Territories or Entities within the 2022's internationally recognized Country boundaries:

AAFCE Allied Air Forces CENTRAL EUROPE  (Ramstein)
AMERICAN BASES IN GERMANY American Forces in GERMANY [part of the United States European Command]  (Frankfort on the Main)
BADEN-SOELLINGEN Royal Canadian Air Forces BADEN-SOELLINGEN  (Baden-Soellingen)
BAVARIA Free State of BAVARIA  (Munich)
BERLIN AMERICAN ZONE American Sector in BERLIN  (Berlin-Schoeneberg)
BERLIN BRITISH ZONE British Sector of BERLIN  (West Berlin)
BERLIN FRENCH ZONE French Military Government of Berlin : French Sector in BERLIN  (Wedding + Reinickendorf)
BREMEN Free Hanseatic City of BREMEN  (Bremen)
BRITISH ZONE IN GERMANY British Army of the Rhine : BRITISH OCCUPATION ZONE IN GERMANY  (Rheindalen + Herford)
BUESINGEN Enclave of the Commune of BUESINGEN part of Constance  (Buesingen)
CENTAG Nato Central Army Group : CENTAG  (Campbell Barracks in Heidelberg)
ELTEN Area of ELTEN  (Elten)
FRENCH BASES IN GERMANY French Forces in GERMANY  (Baden-Baden)
GERMAN WAR GRAVES German War Graves Commission : GWGC  (Kassel)
HAMBURG Free and Hanseatic City of HAMBURG  (Hamburg)
HELIGOLAND HELIGOLAND Archipelago  (Heligoland)
HESSE State of HESSE  (Wiesbaden)
KAMMERVALD Luxembourg Annexed Forest of KAMMERVALD part of Vianden Canton  (Kammervald)
LUBECK Hanseatic City of LUBECK  (Lubeck)
MOLDAUHAFEN Leased Territory of MOLDAUHAFEN  (Moldauhafen)
MUENSTERBILDCHEN MUENSTERBILDCHEN Enclave part of Roetgen Municipality  (Muensterbildchen)
MUETZENICH Enclave of the Commune of MUETZENICH  (Muetzenich)
NATO SCHOOL NATO School-Oberammergau  (Oberammergau)
ROETGEN FOREST ROETGEN FOREST Enclaves part of Roetgen Municipality  (Forst Rotgen)
RUECKSCHLAG RUECKSCHLAG Enclave part of Monschau Municipality  (Rueckschlag)
RUITZHOF RUITZHOF Enclave part of Monschau Municipality  (Ruitzhof)
SOVIET BASES IN GERMANY Group of Soviet Forces in GERMANY  (Dresden)
TUEDDERN Area of TUEDDERN  (Tueddern)
UPPER MUNDAT French annexed Enclave of UPPER MUNDAT : Obermundat Enclave  (Reisdorf)
VERENAHOF Enclave of VERENAHOF  (Buettenharter Hof)
WEST BERLIN Allied Administration of WEST BERLIN [Autonomous Government of Berlin]  (Berlin-Schoeneberg)
Notes: aims to find the countries, territories, governments, administrative divisions and main international organisations that have existed during the 20th century.
   Current depth of investigation: . [red: country considered completed, rose: 1 level yet to complete, white: 2 levels yet to complete]
   For an idea on how was built the site, see the following documentary link of wikipedia [fr] : Modèle:Infobox

 General Internet Sources

   * Base géographique, Archives nationales d'outre-mer (FR). For the administrative divisions of the former French dependencies.
   * Centennia Historical Atlas Software, ed. Centennia (US). For Europe, North Africa and Middle East historical maps.
   * Drapeaux d'Origine & d'Inspiration Françaises - DO&IF, SFV (FR). For French colonial flags.
   * Ethnologue: Languages of the World, SIL International (US). For languages codes.
   * Flags Of The World - FOTW, Rob Raeside (CA). For the current and historic flags of the world.
   * GeoNames, Geonames (CH). Geographical names database.
   * Google Books, Google (US). Online library used for specific sources.
   * Herald Dick Magazine, Herald Dick (FR). For some current and historic arms.
   * Heraldry of the World, by Ralf Hartemink (NL). For local emblems and arms.
   * L'aménagement linguistique dans le monde, by Jacques Leclerc, University of Laval (CA). For national linguistic policies.
   * National Arms and Emblems - Past and Present, by Hubert de Vries (NL). For historic national emblems and arms.
   * Numismondo - World Printed Money Picture Catalog, by Garry Saint, Esquire (US). For national currencies.
   * Omniatlas - Interactive atlas of World History, by Rick Westera (NZ). For some geopolitical maps.
   * Perry-Castañ:eda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin (US). For some historical maps.
   * Population Statistics, by Jan Lahmeyer (NL). For historical regional demographies and areas.
   * Portale Storia, by Giovanni Fontana (IT). For photos of rulers.
   * ReliefWeb, by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). For maps of some administrative divisions.
   *, by Benjamin Schemmel (DE). For photos of rulers.
   * Statoids, by Gwillim Law (US). For historical administrative subdivisions.
   * The World Factbook, ed. Central Intelligence Agency (US). For the general data and profiles of the current countries.
   * United Nations Peacekeeping, United Nations (UNO). For the United Nations Missions.
   * Vexilla Mundi, by Mello Luchtenberg (NL). For flags of the world.
   * Vexillographia, by Viktor Lomantsov (RU). For flags of Russia and Soviet Union.
   * Wikimedia Commons, Wikimedia Foundation (US). Free-use pictures.
   * Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation (US). For general data, maps, sources, pictures.
   * World Heritage Centre, (UNESCO). For the selected photos of the countries.
   * World History at KMLA, by Alexander Ganse (DE). For historical maps and links by country.
   * World Statesmen, by Ben Cahoon (US). Main source for the historical polities and their rulers.

 General Printed References

   * Atlas des empires and other books of Gérard Chaliand, ed. Payot (FR). General historical geopolitic data.
   * Atlas of the World's Languages, ed. Routledge (UK). Most complete world list of languages and dialects.
   * Flags Through the Ages and Accross the World, by Whitney Smith, ed. McGraw (US). Flags of the world.
   * Fragments d'Europe, by Michel Foucher, ed. Fayard (FR). For the post-Soviet Union polities.
   * L'État du Monde, ed. La Découverte (FR). Yearly geopolitic cover of the world.
   * Quid, by Dominique Frémy, ed. Plon (FR). Yearly encyclopedia that was useful for countries data.
   * Statoids printed version, by Gwillim Law (US). For historical administrative subdivisions.
   * The Times Atlas of the World, ed. Times Atlas (UK). Periodical atlas of the world with its supplementary list of administrative subdivisions.
   * World Christian Encyclopedia, by David B. Barrett, ed. Oxford University Press (UK). For world religious groups but also ethnological data. First inspiring source of website's look.
   * World Paper Money, ed. Krause (US). For historical currencies.

    + the other sources are added according to the consulted entity.


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