How successful was the GDR in improving international relations

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  • How successful was the GDR in promoting international prestige (1961-85)
    • Helsinki Accords 1975
      • Human rights ignored
      • Boosted international standings
      • Socialist heart of Europe
      • Showed East and West as separate entities.
    • Relations between GDR and USSR
      • 13 of 21 Politburo members wanted Ulbricht to resign
        • honecker more willing to conform
        • Four powers agreement 1971
          • Trade from West Berlin
      • 1975- Treaty of friendship
        • Socialism would grow from Moscow
      • Cold war hostility between 1970s and 1980s
        • Ostpolitik tightened
      • USSR encouraged Honecker to delay visits to FRG in 1984
        • USSR senior
      • Brezhnev doctrine
        • Strain on foreign policy
        • Replaced in 1985
    • Relations of COMECON and Warsaw pact countries
      • WW2 relations between Eastern block countries strained.
        • Labour shortages
      • Germans could't buy goods in Poland
      • Prague springs 1968
      • Brezhnev Doctrine
      • Honecker 1971
        • Trade with West more important
      • Visas introduced in 1980s
      • Moscow carried eastern bloc
    • International status
      • Hallstein doctrine restricted GDR.
      • 1969- many Arab states recognised GDR.

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