Disinfo: Since 1945, Germany has been a defeated state with no...

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Since 1945, Germany has been a defeated state with no sovereignty.

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West Germany witnessed impressive economic development after the end of WWII. Germany regained full unity and sovereignty following the fall of the Berlin wall, erected by the USSR in 1961.

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  • Reported in: Issue 30
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/06/2016
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Germany
  • Keywords: Historical revisionism, WWII, Sovereignty
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The European Union has declared war on internet free speech:...

The European Union has declared war on internet free speech: in partnership with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft, it has unveiled a “code of conduct” to combat the spread of “illegal hate speech” online in Europe.

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Slovak translation of the zerohedge.com disinformation article.

The United States has failed to uphold a promise that...

The United States has failed to uphold a promise that NATO would not expand into Eastern Europe, a deal made during the 1990 negotiations between the West and the Soviet Union over German unification: in February 1990 then-Secretary of State James Baker suggested that in exchange for cooperation on Germany, US could make iron-clad guarantees for Russia that NATO would not expand one inch eastward.

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See other examples of the same message and for further debunks: euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77347&date=, Slovak translation of lat.ms/1TOefGY, Baker's words are taken out of context. What was actually discussed between US and Russian leaders in February 1990 is the military presence of NATO countries on the territory of the former GDR. Baker firmly denied that the topic of extending NATO membership to former Warsaw Pact countries (other than East Germany) even came up during the negotiations with Moscow on German reunification, much less that the United States made a "pledge" not to pursue it (bit.ly/1S14m1a), .