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  • Berlin, East Germany, Germany
    Wednesday Jun 13, 1990

    Berlin Wall

    East German military officially began dismantling the Wall

    Berlin, East Germany, Germany
    Wednesday Jun 13, 1990

    On 13 June 1990, the East German military officially began dismantling the Wall, beginning in Bernauer Straße and around the Mitte district.




  • East Germany, Germany
    Sunday Jul 1, 1990

    Berlin Wall

    East Germany adopted the West German currency

    East Germany, Germany
    Sunday Jul 1, 1990

    On 1 July, the day East Germany adopted the West German currency, all de jure border controls ceased, although the inter-German border had become meaningless for some time before that.




  • Germany
    Wednesday Oct 3, 1990

    NATO Establishment

    German Reunification

    Germany
    Wednesday Oct 3, 1990

    The first post-Cold War expansion of NATO came with German reunification on 3 October 1990, when the former East Germany became part of the Federal Republic of Germany and the alliance.




  • Germany
    Sunday Dec 2, 1990

    Angela Merkel

    Political career begining

    Germany
    Sunday Dec 2, 1990

    In the German federal election of 1990, the first to be held following reunification, Merkel successfully stood for election to the Bundestag in the parliamentary constituency of Stralsund – Nordvorpommern – Rügen in north Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. She has won re-election from this constituency at the seven federal elections held since then.Almost immediately following her entry into parliament, Merkel was appointed by Chancellor Helmut Kohl to serve as Minister for Women and Youth in the federal cabinet.




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