German Democratic Republic

  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


For the immediate post-war history see p. 526. An agreement proclaiming the Oder-Neisse line the permanent frontier between Germany and Poland was concluded between the German Democratic Republic (GDR) and Poland on 6 July 1950. A protocol on the delimitation of the frontier was signed on 27 Jan. 1951.

Deutsche Demokratische Republik


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Further Reading

  1. Statistical Information: The central statistical agency is the Staatliche Zentralverwaltung für Statistik (Hans-Beimler-Str. 70–72, 102, Berlin).Google Scholar
  2. Statistisches Jahrbuch der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik, annual (from 1956).—Statistisches Taschenbuch der DDR (annual, from 1959; also Arabic, English, French, Russian, Spanish editions).—Statistische Praxis (from 1946).Google Scholar
  3. The Constitution of the German Democratic Republic. 3rd ed. Berlin, 1974Google Scholar
  4. DDR-Handbuch. 3rd ed. Cologne, 1985Google Scholar
  5. Åslund, A., Private Enterprise in Eastern Europe: The Non-Agricultural Private Sector in Poland and the GDR. London, 1985CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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  12. Krisch, H., The German Democratic Republic. Boulder, 1985Google Scholar
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  18. Weber, H., Geschichte der DDR. Munich, 1985Google Scholar
  19. National Library: Deutsche Bücherei, Leipzig C.I. Director: Helmut Rötzsch.—Deutsche Staatsbibliothek, Berlin. Director: Professor H. Kunze.Google Scholar

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