On May 23, 1949, with the consent of the three military governors, the constitution was ceremoniously proclaimed, and came into force the following day. With the constitution taking effect, the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) had been established. As a second German state, the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) was established on October 7, 1949 in the Soviet occupied zone.
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