Key Question 3 - To what extent and in what ways did communism transform the GDR?

Detailed Notes on Key Question 3 of the course Dictatorship and Democracy in Germany 1933-63

Shorter version here: http://getrevising.co.uk/resources/kq3_revision_notes_to_what_extent_and_in_what_ways_did_communism_transform_the_gdr

Specifically for AS OCR History A Unit F964 Option B

Study Topic 4: Dictatorship and Democracy in Germany 1933–63

[Sepcification for my course on pg 63 of:http://www.ocr.org.uk/download/kd/ocr_9582_kd_gce_spec.pdf]

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To what extent and in what ways did
communism transform the GDR?
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The Potsdam Agreement

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Creation of the GDR (aka DDR) and the SED Dictatorship

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Ulbricht's Leadership

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