How much do you know about Germany? Take our quiz!

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Lying in the heart of Europe, the territory that is now Germany has since the Middle Ages been the crossroads of the continent, a wellspring of art and music, science and war. Since its unification in the 19th century, no nation has arguably had a greater say in the economic and political fate of Europe than Germany.

How much do you know about the land of Beethoven, Kant, and schnitzel?

By , Staff writer

1. The German state has seen many iterations of borders and styles of government since unification in 1871. The Germany we know today took form in what year?

The current Federal Republic of Germany took shape following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the absorption of East Germany into West Germany (having previously been divided after World War II).

The current Federal Republic of Germany took shape following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the absorption of East Germany into West Germany (having previously been divided after World War II).

The current Federal Republic of Germany took shape following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the absorption of East Germany into West Germany (having previously been divided after World War II).

The current Federal Republic of Germany took shape following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the absorption of East Germany into West Germany (having previously been divided after World War II).

1945, following the defeat of the Nazis by the Allies in World War II

 

1989, following the fall of the Berlin Wall

 

1990, following East Germany’s accession into the Federal Republic of Germany

 

2002, following the adoption of the euro to replace the Deutsche mark

 
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