TO WHAT EXTENT AND IN WHAT WAYS DID COMMUNISM TRANSFORM GDR

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POTSDAM AGREEMENT

JULY -AUGUST 1945

THE FOUR D'S - DE MILITARISATION, DENAZIFICATION, DECENTRALISATION, DEMOCRATISATION - COULDN'T DEFINE TERMS - INTREPERATIONS VARIED

EACH OCCUPIER ADMINSTER AND NEOGIATE FINAL SETTLEMENT - TREATED AS ECONOMIC UNIT

THE GERMAN POLISH BORDER - STALIN WANTED FURTHER WEST - CHURCHILL NO - POLISH BORDER DID GO WEST - STALIN HOSTILE - NO NEOGATIONS WITHOUT CONFRONTATION

REPARATIONS - USSR $120B - IMPOSSIBLE - ECONOMY NOT STRONG ENOUGH - EACH POWER TAKE REPARATIONS FROM ZONE - USSR RECIEVE 1/4 OF REPARTIONS IN EXCHANGE OF RAW MATERIALS

PROTOCOL NOT A PEACE TREATY - ALLIES ESTRANGMENT.

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YALTA AGREEMENT

BIG 3 WANTED DEMOCRACIES - USSR JOINED WAR ON JAPAN AFTER JOINING UN - SU KEPT POLAND - POLAND RECIEVED G.TERRORITY - NO BORDERS ESTABLISHED - GERMANY DIVIDED IN 4 - BERLIN DIVIDED INTO 4

POSTDAM CONFERENCE - JULY 1945 - AFTER YALTA - USSR & WEST ALLIANCE DETORIATED - INCREASING DISAGREEMENTS - ROOSEVELT DIED - SUCCESSOR TRUMAN - TRUMAN NOT LIKE STALIN

CHURCHILL NOT LIKE STALIN - C. URGE USA TO PREVENT COMMUNISM INFLUENCE - BRITAIN POWER DECREASING

USSR LOST 20 MILLION PEOPLE - USSR INDUSTRY BADLY DAMAGED - REPARATIONS NEEDED TO REPAIR COUNTRY - WANTED ACCESS TO INDUSTRIAL AREAS

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WALTER ULBRICHT, THE SED, DDR

ULBRICHT - GERMAN COMMUNIST POLITICIAN - CREATOR OF KDP & EAST GERMANY - APRIL 1945 - LED A GROUP TO RECONSTRUCT COMMUNISM - THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS MERGED WITH KDP TO FORM SOCIALIST UNITY PARTY OF GERMANY (SED) - FOUNDED GDR 7TH OCTOBER 1949

1950 - SED CREATED 5YR PLAN - DOUBLE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION - 1952 CONSTRUCTION OF SOCIALIST SOCIETY - 1952 80% OF INDUSTRY NATIONALISED - SHORTAGE OF GOODS - 360,000 CITIZENS WENT WEST -

1960 PRESIDENT ROLE ABOLISHED - COUNCIL OF STATE - ULBRICHT SUPREME LEADER

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