gdr ; collapse ; eco problems ; economy in '80s

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propaganda emph that by '80s citizens enjoyed security of?
full employment / no homelessness / cheap rents / subsidised food / transport costs unchanged
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accurate in some ways since what was inexpensive?
travel
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but distorted as full employment meant what in some industries?
overstaffing
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citizens seen politically unreliable didn't get what of their choice?
opportunities
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and lack new housing meant many lived in ?
cramped accomodation
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as well as?
cramped transport
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food available but?
queues long + luxuries rate
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mid-80s GDR slowr industrial growth resulting in?
falling income for gov
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economic growth from '82-'85 slowed to?
1.5%
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from previous what % '76-'80?
2%
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how could honecker only respond?
short-term measures
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that onky did what?
made situation worse in medium / longterm
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measures hastily implemented included reduction in?
public spending
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selling how many prisoners a year to FRG?
1500
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and loans for FRG that's true extent?
kept secret from most politburo
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goods taken out of domestic market to?
boost exports
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which increased?
shortage consumer items
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why particularly disheartening for many in GDR?
had bare saving bc had nothing to spend on
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hwta attempted to address these issues in which years?
5yp '86-'90
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by acknowledging some internal weaknesses like?
housing shortage
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guidelines aimed @ construction / modernisation of over how many homes?
1m
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focus on new tech such as production of what?
microchips
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though what was unrealistic about GDR ability as pop of only 16m?
didnt have ability to compete with vast resources roudn the world
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achevements of plan overtaken by events of?
'89-'90
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good intentions did little to improve?
quality in relation to quantity
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and country failed to do what?
close gap of steadily progressing economy esp applicatin of tech
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economy significantly hanpered by high levels spending on?
defence
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taking up nearly what % gov spending?
8%
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by '80s est that expenditure on wall alone sufficient to pay for?
all GDR gas / electric bills
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and would have allowed for implementation of how long wokring week?
35hr
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by late '80s how many full-time stasi employees?
91,000
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est to have cost how much a year?
DM4bn
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