Relationship Stand: Germany & Usa

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JiaMin Leong
Ms. Kavytha
Humanities
11th March 2011

United States Of America’s Great Seal (I1 - United States) Germany’s Flag (I2 - Germany)
Germany’s Great Seal (I3 – Germany Seal)

United States of America’s Flag (I1 - United States)

United States of America and Germany: Friends For Real?

The United States of America, also known as USA, is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district. The country is situated mostly in central North America, where its forty-eight contiguous states and Washington, D.C., the capital district, lie between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, bordered by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. The state of Alaska is in the northwest of the continent, with Canada to the east and Russia to the west across the Bering Strait. The state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific. The country also possesses several territories in the Caribbean and Pacific. (W1 - United States) The very name of the country, America, was given by the German geographer Martin Waldseemüller in 1507. (W12 – Relations between the United States and Germany) Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany is a country in Western and Central Europe. It is bordered to the north by the Sea, Denmark, and the Baltic Sea; to the east by Poland and the Czech Republic; to the south by Austria and Switzerland; and to the west by France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The territory of Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and is influenced by a temperate. With 81.8 million inhabitants, it is the most populous member state of the European Union, and home to the migrants worldwide. (W2 - Germany) Although once sworn enemies from their historical past, Germany and the United States of America, otherwise known as USA, have formed a friendship throughout the many years that has passed. (W3 - Who Were the U.S Friends and Enemies before and after WW2?) Since October 14th 1925, USA and Germany made an agreement to improve the relations between both countries and their governments; it was also registered in the League of Nations Treaty Series on August 3, 1926. (W4 – Treaty Of Friendship) The United States' relations with a German state officially began in September 1785 when it negotiated a commercial treaty with Prussia. Today, the United States is regarded as one of the Federal Republic of Germany’s closest allies and partners outside of the European Union. The relation between the United States and Germany is called a transatlantic relation, transatlantic relations refers to the historic, cultural, political, economic and social relations between countries on both side of the Atlantic Ocean. (W6 - Germany – United States Relations) Having built a solid foundation of bilateral cooperation in a relationship that has changed significantly over five decades. The historic unification of Germany and the role the United States played in that process have served to strengthen ties between the two countries. German-American political, economic, and security relationships continue to be based on close consultation and coordination at the most senior levels. High-level visits take place frequently, and the United States and Germany cooperate actively in international forums. (W5 - History of German-American Relations) Cold war was also a crucial time where USA and Germany formed the start of their friendship. When World War II ended, Germany was occupied by four countries: France, the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union; otherwise known as Russia. Eventually in 1949, Eastern Germany Democratic Republic was controlled by the Soviets whereas the Americans and Western allies supported the Western Federal Republic of Germany. This was when cold war rivalry spoke the realities of Germany. The Marshall Plan was US’s aid to Western Germany, this helped rebuild the economy and infrastructure of the Germans, it also...
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