West Germany

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Western Republic of Germany
Western Republik Deutschland
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Flag National Coat of Arms
Motto: ''
Anthem: Das Deutschlandleid
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West Germany in Green.
Capital
and
Berlin
Official languages German
Religion Christian 27%
Jewish 1.5
Other/Non Religious 72%
Demonym German (official)
East German (unofficial)
German-Polish (official minority)
Government Semi-Presidential Parliamentary Constitutional Federal Republic
 -  Chancellor Carl Zeiss (1949-1953)

Dieter Seiling (1953-1957)

Nikolas Schiller (1953-)
 -  Secretary General of Government Dieter Emzing
Legislature Federal Assembly
 -  Upper house Staatskanzlei
 -  Lower house Repräsentative Kammer
Created after East German Independence
 -  National Council formed 1946 
 -  Declaration of Independence of Federal Republic of Germany 13th of May 1949 
 -  Germany joins NATO 1954 
 -  Germany joins European Community  
Area
 -  248,577 km2
95,976 sq mi
Population
 -  1964 estimate 55,254,000
Currency Westdeutsch Mark (WDM)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
Date format DD/MM/YYYY AD
Drives on the right
Calling code +49
Internet TLD .de

'West Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a sovereign state in Europe.

History

After the end of the Second World War on the 8th of May 1945, the Allied Occupation organised the creation of the Allied Government. Germany was separated into four different zones between France, the United Kingdom, the United States and the Soviet Union. Until 1946, the allies were concentrating on organising a plan for reconstruction and looking for a possible new German leadership. Gerhard Lappman, formally Mayor of the small town of Erfurt, had gained the trust of the allies when he proposed a reconstruction plan that satisfied allied authorities. Lappman met on regular occasions the Allied Authorities. He was convinced that if Germany were not to be independent yet, it would need at least administrative authority to start regulating the country and prepare it for its possible independence in the years to come. On the 15th of July 1945, Lappman proposes the creation of a National Council that would start passing legislation and apply it under strict supervision of the allies. Negotiations continue until late September 1945 until at last, the allies give the authorisation for the creation of the National Council. Lappman knew that his first task was to vote a budget. The incomes of Germany only reached 62 billion dollars while expenses had reached 388 billion. The National Council was organised as an assembly of 100 deputies selected from all regions on the basis of their political status and their distance to the previous regime. Lappman first proposed to review the budget before deciding fiscal measures. His financial advisor and economist, Victoria Demen, managed to get a sense of the financial situation of Germany by recuperating documents and making various calculations. Finally, on the 18 of October 1945 was voted the LR015/21-2 Law fixing the Fiscal Projection for the year 1946.