List of intelligence agencies of Germany
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- Federal Intelligence Service (BND): Bundesnachrichtendienst, foreign intelligence
- Military Counter-intelligence Service (MAD): Militärischer Abschirmdienst, military intelligence
- Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV): Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz, domestic intelligence
- State Offices for the Protection of the Constitution (LfV): Landesbehörden für Verfassungsschutz (exist in each of the 16 states, sometimes simply as a department within the respective Ministry of the Interior. See also Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz, which coordinates their activities.)
- Ministry for State Security (MfS): Ministerium für Staatssicherheit, also known as "Stasi". State security service of the German Democratic Republic.
- Secret State Police (Gestapo): Geheime Staatspolizei. Secret police of Nazi Germany and German-occupied Europe.
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