Germany is one of the largest countries in mainland Europe, and was main enemy in both World War 1 and 2, it's capital Berlin was destroyed by a Soviet nuclear weapon in 1945, ending the World War II. After the war, Germany was divided into two separate nations, symbolising the Cold War, West (democratic) and East (communist) but by the 1950's, Germany reformed into a Communist state, joining the USSR and became the German Soviet Socialist Republic or GSSR.