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1990

After the Fall of the Wall, the dissolution of the GDR is in full swing. Government bodies are replaced by so-called “Round Tables“ in an attempt to run the country.

In March, 24 political parties and alliances run for the first free and democratic elections to the People’s Chamber of the GDR. With a total of 48 % of the votes cast, the winner is the “Alliance for Germany“, an alliance formed of the East German CDU and several smaller conservative groupings.

On 1 July, together with the market economy system, the West German Deutsche Mark is introduced in the GDR. GDR citizens celebrate their new currency at so-called “currency parties.“ On 31 August, the Unification Treaty between West Germany and the GDR is signed. A little over a month later, on 3 October 1990, the German Reunification is officially finalised. With the GDR’s accession to the Federal Republic of Germany, only one Germany exists.

What else happened?

The German football team wins the World Cup final in Rome beating Argentina 1-0.

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