Political system in Germany

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 Hello global friends from Uganda, we are Luc and Leon from class 9B from the Hainberg grammar school Göttingen.  We read  your posts and want to give you some information on our political system.                                                                                                                                            

We live in a so-called “represantative democracy” just like you. Our head of state is the president who is now Joachim Gauck, the successor of Christian Wulff. The president is elected by the federal assembly, whose members we are supposed to vote. In difference to you we dont have “royal family”. There are still  some nobles in Germany, but they dont have any  importance for us.

 From 1945 to 1989 our country was separated by a strong border into the GDR in the east and the FRG in the west of Germany but on the 9th of November, 1989 the wall came down and Germany was  reunited. The separation existed because  as we lost the Second World  War Germany was divided up under Russia , France, England and the USA. As Göttingen was only 25 km away from the border, many people living in  Göttingenwere affected as they could not see their relatives in the GDR  for many years as in the Cold War it was very difficult to travel into a comunist country.

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