Economy in the GDR in the 1980s

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  • Economic problems in the GDR
    • High spending on health and welfare
      • Ageing population
      • Environmental problems
      • New technologies
      • Workers less productive
    • National debt
      • 30% oil to Russia
      • Had to use brown coal
      • Failed to compete with new technology
    • Stagnation in the 1980s
      • Military spending very high.
      • No consumer goods for people to buy.
    • Poor quality of consumer goods
      • Long queues
      • Bread and basic clothing not available
      • All factories- 5% had to be  consumer goods.


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