Our topic in October is the DDR – the Deutsche Demokratische Republik.

The DDR (GDR in English) existed from 7th October 1949 until 2nd October 1990 and was created out of the Soviet occupation zone as a repsonse to the creation of the German Federal Republic several weeks earlier.

Today we talk about the creation and the economic and political systems that we set in place in the DDR and how the country was structured.  We also talk our own personal experiences when visiting the country.

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  1. […] in the west who had introduced it during the 1970s to save energy.  Amazingly, both West and East Germany introduced it at the same […]

  2. […] see, I don’t think I knew that much about the GDR. I knew about the wall being built, and how Germany and Berlin were divided. I knew a little bit […]

  3. […] of the country’s recent history.  Those residents that lived through the period of the GDR are especially aware of people knowing too much about […]

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