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|Form of government||Federal Parliamentary Republic|
|Size in km²||348570|
|Year of construction||1894 / 1999 (ren)|
|Architect||Paul Wallot (DE)/ Norman Robert Foster (GB, ren)|
The Reichstag building (German: Reichstagsgebäude; officially: Plenarbereich Reichstagsgebäude) is a historical edifice in Berlin, Germany, constructed to house the Imperial Diet (German: Reichstag), of the German Empire. It was opened in 1894 and housed the Diet until 1933, when it was severely damaged in a fire. After World War II, the building fell into disuse; the parliament of the German Democratic Republic (the Volkskammer) met in the Palast der Republik in East Berlin, while the parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany (the Bundestag) met in the Bundeshaus in Bonn.
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The "Reichstag" building has survived three different forms of government and five varying territories: built during the German Empire, it was abused for persecuting political opponents ("Reichstag Fire") in the National Socialist period before being used for plenary meetings once again after reunification. The steel-and-glass dome was a bone of contention even when it was built. It finally became the dominant element once again in the Foster+Partners project.
Facts & Figures
|Members of parliament||631||GPD per capita in PPP in US$||45.802|
|Number of women||230||HDI||0,916|
|Pop. per MP||127.874||Democracy index||8,64|
|CO2 total||767.146||CO2 per capita||9,30|