The German reunification (Deutsche Wiedervereinigung) was the process in 1990 in which the German Democratic Republic (GDR/East Germany) joined the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG/West Germany) to form the reunited nation of Germany, and when Berlin reunited into a single city, as provided by its then Grundgesetz constitution Article 23. The end of the unification process is officially referred to as German unity (Deutsche Einheit), … Continue reading Germany [Reunification] #2441A (2007)
East Germany, formally the German Democratic Republic or GDR (Deutsche Demokratische Republik), was an Eastern Bloc state during the Cold War period. From 1949 to 1990, it administered the region of Germany that was occupied by Soviet forces at the end of World War II — the Soviet Occupation Zone of the Potsdam Agreement, bounded on the east by the Oder–Neisse line. The Soviet zone … Continue reading Germany [Democratic Republic] #91 (1951)
On January 29, 1861, Kansas was admitted to the United States as the 34th state to enter the Union. Located on the eastern edge of the Great Plains in the Midwestern U.S., the region was the home of nomadic Native American tribes who hunted the vast herds of bison (often called “buffalo”). Kansas is named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which is often said to mean “people of … Continue reading Kansas Statehood
Chinese New Year, also known as the “Spring Festival” (春節 in traditional Chinese, Chūn Jié in Pinyin, and Wan Trut Chin — วันตรุษจีน — in Thai, although Pi Mai Chin is more widely used now) is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. Celebrations traditionally run from the evening preceding the first day, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th … Continue reading Chinese New Year / 春节 / วันตรุษจีน
The Federal Republic of Germany,(Bundesrepublik Deutschland, also known as BRD and West Germany) was established from eleven states formed in the three Allied Zones of occupation held by the United States, the United Kingdom and France (the “Western Zones”). The Federal Republic was founded on May 23, 1949, and was declared “fully sovereign” on May 5, 1955. The Western troops remained there as part of the … Continue reading Germany [Federal Republic] #1350 (1981)
West Berlin was a city that existed in the period between the end of the Berlin Blockade on May 12, 1949, to German reunification on October 3, 1990, as a political enclave surrounded by East Berlin and East Germany. It was 100 miles (161 kilometres) east of the Inner German border and only accessible by land from West Germany by narrow rail and highway corridors. … Continue reading Germany [West Berlin] #9N201 (1962)
Upon the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, the victorious Allied powers asserted their authority over all territory of the German Reich which lay west of the Oder–Neisse line, having formally abolished the government of Adolf Hitler. The four powers divided Germany into four occupation zones for administrative purposes, into what is collectively known now as Allied-occupied Germany (Alliierten-besetztes Deutschland). The occupation resulted in … Continue reading Germany [Allied Occupation] #583 (1948)
Guten Tag! ‘A Stamp A Day’ is taking a brief holiday as yours truly is simply too tired to put together an article today. It’s already been a busy week and it’s ONLY Tuesday! Busy with work, busy with studying, busy with cleaning, and busy with traveling back and forth to the airport (around 100 minutes each way, depending on traffic). I’m already exhausted. Rest … Continue reading ‘A Stamp A Day’ Takes A Holiday!