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postcard Photos: Architecture of East Germany, founded on Oct. 7, 1949

Postcard, circa 1968. (Credit: Philipp Messner, aka isotype75, Flickr)

Photos: Architecture of East Germany, founded on Oct. 7, 1949

East Germany was founded on Oct. 7, 1949. Its socialist overseers were determined to assert its new direction every way possible, including its physical manifestations -- heralding an era of architecture that can still be seen today (in varying states of decay or revitalization).

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