gdr ; collapse ; events leading to wall ; gorby visit

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purpose of his visit was to reluctantly take part in?
40th anniversary of gdr
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pps in parade that went on for hours purposefully chosen to represent?
strong / youthful / loyal GDR future
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who did they give most enthusiastic welcome?
gorby
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official slogans forgotten as they chanted for?
gorby to stay in berlin and help them
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celebrations gatecrashed by ppl desperate forchange and over how many quickly arrested?
700
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but what was it that wasn't this that proved fatal to gdr?
gorby's message
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he urged honecker to do what?
implement soviet reforms like erry1 else
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in attempt to preserve GDR independence who did he blame ofr this change incitement
FRG
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gorby made clear that what was history?
brezhnev doctrine
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what were his two reasons for ending?
intervention would threaten soviet reform / morally wrong
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famously what did gorby publicly warn honecker?
drastic change required bc 'one cannot be late, otherwise one will be punished by life'
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honecker replied saying?
'those who are declared dead usually live a long time' (yall those dont make sense
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gorby later commented that trying to get through to honecker was like?
'trying to throw peas against a wall'
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when did gorby return to moscow?
8th nov '89
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next day how many ppl protested outside st nikolai church leipzig?
70,000
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genuine fear of violence not from soviets but stasi and armed forces in GDR after what incident?
tianamenn swuare massacre
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what was honecker's response to the massacre?
cheered on the violence
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what were ordered to leipzig for expected casualties?
expected doctors and supplies
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who waited around the demonstration?
armed stasi
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and one police man claimed?
order given to open fire
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did they?
nah
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why?
trhewat civil wR
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one stasi report from october highlights combat groups doign what?
resigning from SED + refusing to fight
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leipzig exceptionally careful to remain peacefulw/ self-discipline and chants for?
no violence
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violece narrowly avoided which encouraged protests in places like?
dresden / eberlin
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also showed what to protestors?
SED failing
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why apparent to many SED time limited?
no soviet intervention / bare protests peaceful so no voilence
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what were demands of protests?
freedom of speech / assmbly / press / travel most importantly
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why did people want to leave GDR?
only to visit
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their sloga chant thing was?
we are the people / we are staying here
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what offered rallying pts for reformers?
New Forum and all other political groups
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and meeting points?
church
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