Born. The Federal Republic of Germany, ten years after the unconditional surrender of "All German land, sea and air forces"; in Bonn.
Born. WEU (pronounced like a sigh of relief); in Paris, in the state dining room of the British Embassy. Western European Union consists of Great Britain, France, West Germany, Italy, Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg, gathered together in mutual defense.
Married. West Germany; to NATO; also in Paris. West Germany's eventual dowry: 400,000 ground troops, about 1,500 planes, to be added to the West's defense.
Divorced. After years of bickering separation,...