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Politics and change in East Germany

C. Bradley Scharf

Politics and change in East Germany

an evaluation of socialist democracy

by C. Bradley Scharf

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Published by Westview, F. Pinter in Boulder, Colo, London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Germany (East)
    • Subjects:
    • National characteristics, East German.,
    • Germany (East) -- Politics and government.,
    • Germany (East) -- Economic policy.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementC. Bradley Scharf.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJN3971.5.A2 S25 1984
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 219 p. ;
      Number of Pages219
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2843227M
      ISBN 100891589457, 0865314519
      LC Control Number84005183

      Once the wall went up in life for East Berlin began to improve under the communist system. People had excellent healthcare facilities and free public transport. They enjoyed full employment, food and rents. Factory outputs also increased in the ’s. Many East Germans believed that communism was fairer than capitalist West : S Christian, R Lindsay, K Jordan. This will be hard to find. Because you have a choice of material, which is either from fanatical Communists who LOVED the DDR, or from DDR-hating Westerners who only state the bad things and make us out to be bad people. Ive found, the best thing.   Germany, the largest EU economy, will increasingly question fundamental aspects of Continental integration, including the composition of the eurozone and the free movement of people. As the European Union continues to fracture, debates in Germany could change Berlin's domestic and foreign policies, reshaping the entire Continent in the process.


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