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Reunification celebration at Brandenburg gate
Gilles Leimdorfer
Berlin, Germany, 3 October 1990
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On the 3rd October 1990 Germany once again became a unified country. The momentum for reunification was increased by a continuing exodus of people from East to West following the fall of the Berlin Wall and election results in Eastern Germany of that year showing that citizens wanted it. The reunification treaty was agreed with the post-war occupying nations, the USA, Soviet Union, France and Great Britain.