gdr ; collapse ; events leading to wall ; austro-hungarian border

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in late 80s hungarian gov began to do what?
intro reforms
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like allowing other political parties to?
stand in elections / pp in gov
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why major concern for SED?
hungary shared land border
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on what date did hungary dismantle border with austria?
2nd may '89
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SED didn't anticipate what?
that GDR citizens would use hungary to border hop to austria
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crossing border still technically illegal but?
not arrested
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by summer how many GDR citizens had done that?
30,000
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and legally claimed what once in austria?
west german passport
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once in frg recieved warmly and often given offers of?
employment / housing
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when did hungarian gov lift all restrictions on gdr crossing border?
11th sep '89
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also flocked to what in prague / warswa / budapest?
west german embassies
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SED tried to respond by doing what?
closing czech border / restricting poland trave
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in what month
october
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what did honecker call emigrators?
counter-revolutionaries (oh, what a familiar term)
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and allowed them what?
exit visas and transport to poland / czechoslovakia
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what happened at dresden station?
many more tried to board the train (OF COURS THIS PLAN WASN'T GOING TO ******* WORK U IDIOT)
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and images of what played on loop in west?
imprisoning citizens / violently repressign
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this western media reached?
GDR (of couse)
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