gdr ; dev state 61-85 ; extent eco-stability ;increased economic production (inc. consumer goods)

in '60s significant increase in availability of whatkind of items?
household
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compared with FRG iwhat meant individuals were often dissatisfied tho?
inferior wuality
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SED weren't always blamed for lack of goods as many blamed who?
USSR + excessive reparations
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after '71 SED focused on trying to raise standards of living through what?
consumer socialism / better welfare
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theoyr was that more contented workforce would do what?
work longer and harder for state
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what was this policy of honecker's called?
'Unity of Social and Economic Policy'
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hoped any increases in productivity would provide capital needed for
improving GDR social conditions
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political economic centralisation meant what for semi-private businesses and private businesses?
all nationalised in '72
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this sector created over what % GDR production?
11%
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and employed nearly howmany ppl?
500,000
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loss of these enterprises severely restricted Honecker's vision of what?
'consumer socialism'
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which led to policy being reversed in?
'76
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focus on social aspects would greatly improve what in '0s?7
welfare / housing stnds
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but meant what that would manifest into decline in '80s?
consistent underinvestment in industry
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industrial production grew @ about what % each year in '70s?
5%
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and by '80 nearly every householdhad which two applicances?
tv / fridge
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and what % washing machines?
85%
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resentment of unavailability of consumer goods often aimed at which two kinds of shops?
Delikat / Exquisit
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gov-run stores selling what?
high-quality luxury goods e.g dresden china
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who designed for?
elite party members
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and eccepted east german currency unlike which shops?
intershops that soldwestern goods for cheaper but in westernmoney
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overriding problem of honecker's policy was that it didn't develop an economu able to do what?
cope with succession of problems that arose from mid '70s
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when was the opec crisis?
'73
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and did what?
raised world oil prices
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why hurt GDR esp.?
v few natural resources
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inpact was to reduce what for GDR?
purchasing power for exports
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by '82 GDR finding it increasingly difficult to do what?
secure credit
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while what coaused shortage in consumer goods?
slowdown in retail trade
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escalated into full blown liquidity crisis where what factrs combined to lead to gdr inability to borrow momey?
rising production costs / inc.st8 expendityre / mounting interest rates on debts / falling trade
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what was the solution?
frantic and secret negotiations between SED / FRG leaders
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to secure nearly how much in loands '83-'84?
2bn DM
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in order to give what illusion to western nations?
that GDR was still credible investment
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this much-needed cash was placed wehere instead of used as much-needed impetus for industry?
banks
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combined with efforts to reduce GDR's reliance on soviet oil by doing what?
cutting down domestic consumptions
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so what also impacted industry?
energy cuts
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which two things were then sold to west?
soviet fuel / consumer goods
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to generate what?
hard currency
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what did GDR citizens notice left shop shelves?
'thousand little things'
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in '82 imports fell by hwat %?
30%
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while exports rose by what%?
9.1%
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what did this allow before next eco crisis?
breathing space / NOT recovery
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absurdities of bureaucratic obsession with planning can be seen from which order that went out?
all factories should use a certain quota of robots
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this order was filled by what/
simply reclassifuing all lifts / vacuum cleaners as robots
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inferior quality of consumer goods also highlighted by what GDR car?
trabant
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expensive and deliberately underproduced why
state thought private ownershup automobile ideologically wrong
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whats the bare funny joje about the trabant?
'best feature? heater on the back to keep your hands warm while you push'
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