History Revision- economy and society

History Revision- economy and society

GDR Economy Policies shaped by communist ideology Modern,classless and industrial state Pushed policies regardless of opinion Central direction class system rid of to make way for marxist-leninist state Aim: build a new worker’s paradise to bring about radical transformation of post war EG GDR had…

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History Revision- Chapter 5

History Revision- Chapter 5

SED Rule Ministry of state security set up in 1949= able to hunt down rivals October 1949 govenrment only a temporary coaltion pending elections Elections delayed by soviets in order to give SED time to get stronger Heavy handed terror tactics- forme SPD members targeted…

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History Revision- Adenauer's Foreign Policy

History Revision- Adenauer's Foreign Policy

1. Less than 10 years to become major player best way for WG was to win support of West and reconcile with France re-integration seen as good by US= against communist expansion Petersberg Agreements Nov 1949– FRG joined council of Europe as associate member right…

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History Revision

History Revision

The war legacyGermany was left in a state of paralysisPhysical destruction- infrastrucure was ruine. “The greatest heap of rubble the world has ever seen.”Human cost over 6 million casuatiesWomen- raped, war babies, dangerous abortionsPoor housing, lack of food, black market and health issues- water supplies,…

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