In the wake of that resolution of accession, the "German reunification treaty",    commonly known in German as " Einigungsvertrag " (Unification Treaty) or " Wiedervereinigungsvertrag " (Reunification Treaty), that had been negotiated between the two German states since 2 July 1990, was signed by representatives of the two Governments on 31 August 1990. This Treaty, officially titled Vertrag zwischen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik über die Herstellung der Einheit Deutschlands (Treaty between the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic on the Establishment of German Unity), was approved by large majorities in the legislative chambers of both countries on 20 September 1990  (442–47 in the West German Bundestag and 299–80 in the East German Volkskammer). The Treaty passed the West German Bundesrat on the following day, 21 September 1990. The amendments to the Federal Republic's Basic Law that were foreseen in the Unification Treaty or necessary for its implementation were adopted by the Federal Statute of 23 September 1990, that enacted the incorporation of the Treaty as part of the Law of the Federal Republic of Germany. The said Federal Statute, containing the whole text of the Treaty and its Protocols as an annex, was published in the Bundesgesetzblatt (the official journal for the publication of the laws of the Federal Republic) on 28 September 1990.  In the German Democratic Republic, the constitutional law ( Verfassungsgesetz ) giving effect to the Treaty was also published on 28 September 1990.  With the adoption of the Treaty as part of its Constitution, East Germany legislated its own abolition as a State.
It seems my comment is late, but I drop it anyway. The author doesn’t know subject very deep. I’m from East Germany and I can’t agree with following statements:
1. “a poor telecommunication system” – it’s ridiculous, because GDR had most advanced cinema studio DEFA. Its movies are quite popular even now.
2. “wretched cars” – have you ever tried to ride such car, or it’s just only your opinion, based on photos?
3. “labour ignorant of computers” – People, remember – we are talking about 90’s. In the whole world computers weren’t smart.
Compared to West Germany, East Germany was superior on several parameters, but this is not the subject of discussion. We seek difference between GDR and DPRK. Here I can formulate this difference, based on historical point of view: Border between DPRK and South Korea is totally artificial, while border between GDR and West Germany has been built up on old border existing 1000 years ago between slavic and saxon tribes. Remember this, when “West” media throw pieces of crap on socialist countries.
This map shows the impact of the building of the Berlin Wall on August 13, 1961. Initially, the Wall sealed off the Soviet sector of the city (., East Berlin) from the three Western sectors (West Berlin). (Over time, another wall was built to secure West Berlin's external border with the GDR.) The Wall immediately interrupted the movement of citizens between the eastern and western parts of the city. (Until that point, such movement had proceeded with relatively few restrictions.) Moreover, after the Wall was built, only seven of the former 80 checkpoints on the city's internal border remained in place. One of them was reserved for foreign nationals and became known throughout the world as Checkpoint Charlie. Two additional checkpoints were reserved for citizens of the Federal Republic, and four border crossings were designated for Berliners from the western part of the city. Somewhat later, the subway [ U-Bahn ] and suburban train [ S-Bahn ] station Friedrichstraße was added as a crossing. (It is not shown on this map.) While the city's internal road and railway links were severely disrupted by the building of the Berlin Wall, they were not totally crippled at first. Suburban train traffic between the western and eastern parts of the city ceased entirely, as did traffic between Berlin's environs and West Berlin, but the subway line running through East Berlin on a north-south axis continued to operate. It made only one stop, however, in East Berlin – at the heavily guarded Friedrichstraße station. Long-distance travel to the Federal Republic (via road, railway, and canal) proceeded without interruption via the checkpoints indicated on the map. Please click on print version (below) for a larger version with enhanced resolution. print version return to map list previous map next map