June uprising 1953

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  • June uprising 1953
    • Need for industrial production to rise
      • Workers wages remain unchanged.
    • 17 June 300 builders strike
      • Spread through whole of GDR
        • Radio stations
    • Chants become political
      • Anti- Soviet messages
      • Set fire to Soviet flag
    • Military involved
      • 600 tanks
    • Blamed the West
    • Impact of uprising
      • Ulbrichts power strengthened
        • 20 protesters executed
      • Ulbricht concentrates more on consumer goods
      • GDR in Warsaw pact
        • USSR sanction GDR's right to rearm
      • Extensive repression

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