Bonn



a city in W Germany, on the Rhine: seat of the government; former capital of West Germany.
a former republic in central Europe: created in 1949 by the coalescing of the British, French, and U.S. zones of occupied Germany established in 1945. 96,025 sq. mi. (248,706 sq. km).
Capital: Bonn.
Contemporary Examples

Beethoven in Love: The Woman Who Captivated the Young Composer John Suchet January 25, 2014
Start From Scratch in Afghanistan Haroun Mir October 12, 2009
Beethoven in Love: The Woman Who Captivated the Young Composer John Suchet January 25, 2014
Beethoven in Love: The Woman Who Captivated the Young Composer John Suchet January 25, 2014
Beethoven in Love: The Woman Who Captivated the Young Composer John Suchet January 25, 2014

Historical Examples

The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume I (of 3) Alexander Wheelock Thayer
The History of England from the Accession of James II. Thomas Babington Macaulay
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4 Various
That Boy Of Norcott’s Charles James Lever
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6 Various

noun
a city in W Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia on the Rhine: the former capital (1949–90) of West Germany; university (1786). Pop: 311 052 (2003 est)
noun
a former republic in N central Europe, on the North Sea: established in 1949 from the zones of Germany occupied by the British, Americans, and French after the defeat of Nazi Germany; a member of the European Community; reunited with East Germany in 1990 Official name Federal Republic of Germany See also Germany
Bonn [(bon)]

Note: The Constitution for West Germany was drafted in Bonn after World War II. Bonn became West Germany’s capital in 1949 and reunified Germany’s capital in 1990, but it has since lost that distinction to Berlin.

Note: West Germany was a member of NATO.

Note: Established in 1949, after dissension between the United States and the Soviet Union led to the division of Germany into East Germany and West Germany, it was formed out of the states included in the American, French, and British occupation zones.

Note: The Bonn Convention in 1952 essentially granted West Germany national sovereignty. In 1955, West Germany was recognized as an independent country.

Note: It made a swift recovery, called the “economic miracle” from the devastation of World War II.

Note: With the collapse of communism, West Germany absorbed East Germany. Berlin became the capital of the united Germany.

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