Dedicated to the 100 million victims of communism worldwide.
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Led East Germany from 1971 until 1989
Gave the famous "Tear down this wall!" speech in 1987

The German Democratic Republic (GDR), often known as East Germany, was formed in October 1949 out of what had been the Soviet Zone of Occupation in Germany. At the Yalta and Potsdam conferences in 1945, the three main Allied powers — the United States, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain — had agreed that Germany would be divided temporarily into four zones (under American, Soviet, British, and French rule, respectively) until the fate of the country was permanently settled.

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[East] Germany
Location:  Central Europe
Capital:  [East] Berlin
Communist Rule:  1949-1990
Status:  03.10.90 - German reunification
Victims of Communism:
70 000