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n the act of uniting or the condition of being united (e.g., the result of joining the components of a removable partial denture by connectors).
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Whereas the old text of Article 146 has already been discussed for its potential constitutional authority in the unification process,(118) the new Article 146 now reads:
The Thirty-Sixth Amendment enacted the six changes required by Article 4 of the Unification Treaty.
Contribution to the Constitutional Model of German Unification
Germany can rightfully be said to have fulfilled its constitutional amendment obligations under the treaties because it amended the Basic Law to fulfill its sole amendment obligation under the two unification treaties.
First, the changes required by Article 4 of the Unification Treaty were necessarily effectuated prior to unification.
Second, unification would not have occurred under Article 23 of the Basic Law without the Thirty-Sixth Amendment.
Three conclusions may be reached that aid in the development of a Constitutional Model of German Unification because Germany fulfilled its only amendment obligation under the unification treaties prior to formal, unification: (1) Germany opted for an expedient unification route with some gradual features; (2) it was effective for West and East Germany to impose pre-unification amendment obligations, as opposed to post-unification amendment obligations; and (3) a better indicator of Germany's commitment to completing unification is to examine the Basic Law amendments that resulted from the consequences (as opposed to the obligations) of the unification process.
In accordance with Article 5 of the Unification Treaty, the united German legislature formed a Joint Constitutional Commission to investigate the necessity of further amending the Basic Law to conform to the realities of unification.
In a technical sense, there is no question that the Thirty-Seventh Amendment resulted from the mandate of Article 5 of the Unification Treaty.
Second, authorizing the Federal Government to privatize air transport does not fit into any of the categories proposed by Article 5 of the Unification Treaty for consideration by the Joint Constitutional Commission.
Therefore, in enabling the Federal Government to privatize air transport, Germany may have been acting with mixed purposes--easing the pressures of unification and EC membership with a single solution.
In addition, German unification acted to "accelerate the process of European integration.

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