Disinfo: Since World War II, the first annexation in Europe took when West Germany annexed GDR

Summary

Since World War II, the first annexation in Europe took place when the GDR joined the Federal Republic of Germany in 1990.

Disproof

The annexation of Crimea marked the first time since the end of World War II that borders in Europe were changed by unilateral military force (on.wsj.com/18HtWJB), . There was no military involved in the reunification of Germany.

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  • Reported in: Issue 20
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/03/2016
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: GDR, Germany
  • Keywords: European Union, WWII
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Disproof

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