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Germany is one of the world's most industrialised countries, located in central-western Europe. It is bordered to the north by the North Sea, Denmark, and the Baltic Sea, to the south by Austria and Switzerland, to the west by France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, and to the east by Poland and the Czech Republic.

Germany is a democratic federal parliamentary republic, containing 16 federal states (Bundesländer), which in certain spheres act independently of the Federation or "Bund".

Germany is a developed country with a very high standard of living, and it maintains a comprehensive social security, a universal health care system and diverse environmental protection laws. It is a global leader in several industrial and technological sectors.

The Federal Republic of Germany is a member state of the United Nations, NATO, the G8 nations, and a founding member of the European Union. More...

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Type 2, T1 "Mini-Bus"

The Volkswagen Type 2 was the second automotive line introduced by German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen. It was a van introduced in 1950, initially based on Volkswagen's first model, the Beetle, also known as the "Type 1". The Type 2 is generally considered to be the forerunner of modern cargo and passenger vans. The Type 2 spawned a number of imitators both in the United States and Europe including the Ford Econoline, Dodge B110 and the Chevrolet Corvan, the latter even adapting the Type 2's rear-engine configuration. Updated versions of this line are still being actively produced in international markets. More ...

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  • 26 June 2018: In a historical desaster German football team loses in 2018 FIFA World Cup.
  • 21 March 2018: EU approves German chemical giant Bayer's takeover of Monsanto.
  • 16 February 2018: Journalist Deniz Yücel returns to Germany after release from Turkish prison.
  • 5 February 2018: Berlin Wall now gone for as long as it stood.



More Germany-related news in English can be found at Deutsche Welle, Tagesschau, and Der Spiegel.

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