Der Zwölfte Deutsche Bundestag Director: Devin Ritter
The fall of the Iron Curtain marked the end of an era of separation between Eastern Europe and Western Europe. In no region was this separation felt more than the two states of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and the German Democratic Republic (East Germany). Not only was the country of Germany split between the Western powers and the Soviet Union, the capital was split as well, presenting a further separation between the West and East. October 3rd, 1990, is the official day in which these two halves of Germany joined to become one. Then, December 2nd, 1990 marked the first Bundestag election in the merged Federal Republic of Germany. This merging and the subsequent election did not, however, solve the situation caused by the Soviets. The Bundestag faced a myriad of challenges, many of which will be up to you, the delegates, to solve.