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German Democratic Republic
(15,065 words)

Volume I: National Reports 1979

Martin Posch1

The German Democratic Republic, abbreviated to GDR (Deutsche Demokratische Republik – DDR) is a unitary socialist state. It was founded on 7 Oct. 1949 and comprises the territory of the former Soviet Z…

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Martin Posch, “German Democratic Republic”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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