The most populous country in central Europe, Germany was divided into two separate states from 1949 until 1990 when the GDR (East Germany) was absorbed into the FRG (West Germany). Germany is an industrial giant and has the largest economy in Europe.
"Germany is at the heart of Europe."
Great cars, great beer, great guns (Heckler und Koch ring a bell?) Great ally of the United States. Defeated in two world wars, but due to a few mistakes. Was divided in half, with Berlin (which was in East Germany) also divided in half. Used to be Nazi Germany, before that the Weimar Republic, before that the German Empire, before that the Holy Roman Empire, before that the German Confederation... etc.
Germany kicks ass with its badass guns.
The German Democratic Republic (GDR), or simply East Germany as it was commonly known, was a communist state that existed from 1949 to 1990 in the eastern regions of Germany. It was formed following World War II in the Soviet occupation zone.
Although the richest country in the former Eastern bloc, many East Germans tried to escape to West Germany, which enjoyed far greater freedoms and economic conditions. The GDR was known for its effective intelligence service, the Stasi. The Stasi monitored every aspect of life in the GDR with one in fifty East Germans being an informer.
Following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of all border restrictions, the GDR was officially abolished in 1990.
"Of course we shouldn't forget the dark side of the GDR."
(n.) (Ger) (also 'Ostalgia')
Nostalgia for life in former East Germany; portmanteau of Ost (east) and Nostalgie (nostalgia)
Also applicable to nostalgia for former socialist life in other Eastern European nations.
Arguably more common than 'Yugo-nostalgia'
The life recreated in Good Bye Lenin! is, in part, representative of Ostalgie.
Term for people from eastern Germany, usually in a negative context.
Dieser scheiss Ossi!
This fucking Ossi!
'all day i dream about soccer'
'all day i dream about sports'
'all day i dream about sport'
1981-2005 were created by Barbara Gauss, Germany.
In her eBOOK 'all day i dream about sport' she talks about her life, the way she grew up, the dreams she had as a child and young grown up and the struggle she is going thru today, while defending her rights as a trademark owner, creator and sole owner of the intellectual property worldwide of the slogans as mentioned above.
See also 'sports'
In my heart the memories of my blissful childhood live on.
'all day(s) I dream about sport(s)' is what ment everything to me when I was small and is what I feel, if I had to describe my childhood.
'all day i dream about soccer TM'
'all day(s) i dream about sport(s) TM'
intellectual property 1981-2005 by Barbara Gauss, Germany
A slang or an abusive word for Berlin, the capital city of Germany. The source of the slang is unclear. There are two possible versions it:
1) A cut from the name of the country, that is, GERmany.
2) From the adjective "Girly", that means- the city is either girly, or has some nice girls.
"I was in Gerlin a few months ago. You know, I gotta admit, that is a kinda nice city!"
"In 1989, after the fall of the Berlin wall, West Berlin and East Berlin reunited into the city of Gerlin."