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Germany in Antarctica
The History and Activity of Deutschland in Antarctica

Germany has a long and involved history in Antarctica. From the Heroic Age, involvement in the International Geophysical Year, IGY to a number of modern scientific bases going back over 30 years and currently at the forefront of modern research in Antarctica.

Germany is a signatory nation to the Antarctic Treaty with the former West Germany signing in 1974 and the former East Germany signing in 1979, it is a consultative party with voting rights able to make decisions about Antarctica.

Earliest explorations and sightings

James Cook 71°10'S on 31 January 1774






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