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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".
The Federal Republic of Germany is a member state of the
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Ilse Thiele (pictured) was the president of the Democratic Women's League of Germany from 1953 to 1989? ... that 280 people were injured, 30 cars were set on fire, and 8
bus stops were destroyed during a protest by the ? Blockupy movement ... that
Richard Wagner considered his to be "a bit over-excited for the level of his education"? future biographer ... that Bach used music of thanks from
his cantata , for his final Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir, BWV 29 (Grant us peace)? Dona nobis pacem ... that
has been called "the soul and muse" of a circle of Berlin-based expressionist poets that includes Cläre Jung Else Lasker-Schüler? ... that because of a pilgrimage to relics of St. Valentine, the
basilica minor has Gothic-carved St. Valentin in Kiedrich pews for the congregation? ... that celebrating his fiftieth birthday, Graham Waterhouse played the cello in
, some with a solo instrument? his compositions for string quartet ... that Austrian poet
was mentored by Doris Mühringer Hans Weigel who became an early publisher of her works? ... that contralto
, known as a Bach singer for Marga Höffgen Karajan and as Erda in Bayreuth, recorded Max Reger's Requiem compositions?
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