German Democratic Republic (East Germany)

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Flag of East Germany Flag of East Germany

GDR Coat of Arms GDR Coat of Arms

East Germany 1949-1990 - Fotw
Black-red-gold with the arms (hammer and compass on a red disk surrounded by a wreath of two ears of wheat).
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German Democratic Republic -
In 1955 the Republic was declared by the Soviet Union to be fully sovereign; however, Soviet troops remained, based on the four-power Potsdam agreement.