GDR 1949-71

GDR 1949 to 71

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Problem of emigration for GDR

  • 3 and a half million left the GDR to go the the FRG until building of the berlin wall, 1961
  • the GDR population went from 18.5 to 17 million
  • the FRG populations went from 46 to 56million
  • problems: ageing population, economic probs
  • 1957 'flight from republic' was a prisonable offence. detterent
  • migrants received financial aid and housing in FRG
  • the GDR combatted the 50,000 border crossers by making it compulsory for them to convert a proportion of their wage into Reichmarks
  • the FRG used emigration as propaganda
  • 2/3 of roads to FRG were sealed off
  • gov were suspicious of lots of luggage and the sending of treasured possessions
  • GDR's propaganda= migrants treated badly once in FRG
  • 50,000 arrested fro flight from the republic in 1961
  • GDR tried to appease drs with benefits such as rights to provate practise, travel abroad, and kids have uni places
  • berlin wall built night 12th-13th aug 1961
  • brandt irritated due to no response from Adenauer
  • west allowed to visit for xmas 1963
  • USA responded by sending 40,000 troops to europe
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Problem of emigration for GDR

  • 3 and a half million left the GDR to go the the FRG until building of the berlin wall, 1961
  • the GDR population went from 18.5 to 17 million
  • the FRG populations went from 46 to 56million
  • problems: ageing population, economic probs
  • 1957 'flight from republic' was a prisonable offence. detterent
  • migrants received financial aid and housing in FRG
  • the GDR combatted the 50,000 border crossers by making it compulsory for them to convert a proportion of their wage into Reichmarks
  • the FRG used emigration as propaganda
  • 2/3 of roads to FRG were sealed off
  • gov were suspicious of lots of luggage and the sending of treasured possessions
  • GDR's propaganda= migrants treated badly once in FRG
  • 50,000 arrested fro flight from the republic in 1961
  • GDR tried to appease drs with benefits such as rights to provate practise, travel abroad, and kids have uni places
  • berlin wall built night 12th-13th aug 1961
  • brandt irritated due to no response from Adenauer
  • west allowed to visit for xmas 1963
  • USA responded by sending 40,000 troops to europe
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