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is one of Germany the world's most industrialised countries, located in the center of Europe. It is bordered to the north by the North Sea, Denmark, and the Baltic Sea, to the south by Austria and Switzerland, to the west by France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, and to the east by Poland and the Czech Republic.
Germany is a democratic federal parliamentary republic, containing 16 federal
states ( Bundesländer), which in certain spheres act independently of the Federation or "Bund".
Germany is a
developed country with a very high standard of living, and it maintains a comprehensive social security, a universal health care system and diverse environmental protection laws. It is a global leader in several industrial and technological sectors.
The Federal Republic of Germany is a member state of the
United Nations, NATO, the G8 nations, and a founding member of the European Union. More...
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Theodor Lewald (pictured) successfully campaigned for Germany to compete at the 1928 Summer Olympics and host the 1936 Summer Olympics? ... that
, who performed the parts of Petra Lang Brangäne and Ortrud at the Bayreuth Festival as a mezzo-soprano, was the Isolde of 2016? ... that when the
opened in July 2014, it surpassed the Kilimanjaro at Aldeia das Águas Park Resort to become the world's tallest Verrückt water slide? ... that at the age of 19, while composing
, Drei Chöre, Op. 6 Max Reger began his lifetime practice of writing dynamic markings in red? ... that
Max Reger was inspired by his teacher's chorale fantasia to compose ? Zwei Choralphantasien, Op. 40 ... that in
, The Aachen Memorandum William Mountbatten-Windsor (son of Charles III) is king of New Zealand, and Michael Gove and Iain Duncan Smith are arrested as members of the Anti-Federalist Movement? ... that Josef Rheinberger composed the six-voice motet
(Evening song) at age 15? Abendlied ... that
, are six songs by Max Reger on love poems by five authors which inspired "some of Reger's most magical sonorities"? Sechs Lieder, Op. 35
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