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This country is the largest nation and Europes largest economy too. It is also the most populated nation of Europe and a key member of the continents economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the Communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro. This country has been a potent power in the continent and has progressed at a rapid pace in the world scene. This country is also known for its beautiful locales and sight seeing ventures.Tourists flow to this nation before the 1960s was not to the level as it is now.
Business and Economy
The economy of this country has been sound after the turmoil this country got into during the 1960s. After that turmoil, this country has never looked back.This country has been one of the major places for foreign investments because of the security this country provides. The export rate of this country has been very good in the fields of machinery, chemicals, vehicles, metals and food stuff. The country has been self- sufficient and in spite of the fact being well populated, this country has done quite well in the past few years.The employment rate of the country has been steady and the un-employment rate has been to 10.6% in the last few years.The birth rate and the death rate of Germany has also been good for the last some decades and the country has achieved this because of the proper medical facilities that it has provided to its people.All in all the growth of this country has been steady in the last couple of decades.
After the opening of the dividing wall, Berlin has reclaimed its position as Germany's premier city with rich cultural pickings (three opera houses, eight symphony orchestras and more than 150 sites for drama), a thriving nightlife and dazzling new architectural triumphs. Elsewhere, Munich with its domes and towers, chic shops, - and beer festival - is a wonderful city to explore, as are Hamburg (of lakes, Hanseatic splendour and Beatles lore), Frankfurt (skyscrapers, books - and apple wine), and Cologne (fabulous Gothic cathedral, Kölsch beer - and wild carnival celebrations).The country has grown potently because of the growth of its prime cities. These are the few cities that get all the revenue that this country gets.After becoming a potent power in the continent, this country has surged ahead with big strides and has achieved a lot. The tourism in this country is also on the high these days. Tourists from across the world come to this country.
Location: Central Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, between the Netherlands and Poland, south of Denmark
Geographical co-ordinates: 51 00 N, 9 00 E
Total Area: total: 357,021 sq km
land: 349,223 sq km
water: 7,798 sq km
Natural Resources : coal, lignite, natural gas, iron ore, copper, nickel, uranium, potash, salt, construction materials, timber, arable land
Population growth: 0% (2005 est.)
Birth Rate: 8.33-births/1,000 population (2005 est.)
Death Rate: 10.55 deaths/1,000 population (2005 est.)
GDP: 1.7% (2005 est.)
Un-employment Rate: 10.6% (2005 est.)
Export commodities: machinery, vehicles, chemicals, metals and manufactures, foodstuffs, textiles.
Import commodities; machinery, vehicles, chemicals, foodstuffs, textiles, metals