gdr ; est rule ; extent gdr democracy ; dominance of SED + ulbricht

in marxist-leninist theory, sed was tthere to do what?
guide society through transitional phase
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when est capitalist order would be gradually replaced by?
socialist society
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in this phase SED needed to retain power so what things were subordinate to socialism?
like freedom of speech / religion + right to strike
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who elected representatives?
party members in local / regional branches
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what could happen here?
issues could be raised
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how many of these were there in the period '50'63?
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lack of influence
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chief function of congress was to do what?
elect members to central committee
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smaller body of around how many members?
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what was it in theory?
main decision-making body of SED
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but wasn't because considered by party to be?
too largeto function effectively
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therefore decision making was delegated to?
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who was chair?
Party's First Secretary
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politburo referred to by general population as?
'council of gods'
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what does the principle of democratic centralism mean for decision making?
pased down from politburo to carefully selected sed officials on regional areas then contd local levels e.g workplace
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structure allowed politburo to appear to do what?
represent the people
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and provided channel for what to reach higher party?
views and opinions
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in reality acted more as instrument for what?
imposing order from politburo on population
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most important day-to-day work of central committee undertaken by who?
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small circle senior party officers comprising of how many to how many members?
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and how many non-voting candidate members approx?
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members included approx how many central committee secretaries?
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country's gov was formally headed by who?
council of ministers
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and this gov was required only to do what?
implement decisions of politburo
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this meant council of ministers was under permanent control of?
party committees
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a structure that what role, implicit in gdr consititution?
'leading role of the party'
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which two people were also politburo members?
chairman of council of ministers and president of volkskammer
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through these social organisations what could be extended to gen pop?
power and influence of the party
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each under the control of party officials at which levels?
national and local
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most important was the youth one?
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and probs the sports one?
german gymnastics and sports association (DTSB)
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wht % young ppl joined fdj?
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german gymnastics and sports assoc had how many members by '70?
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out of population of?
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organisations allowed sed to give impression of?
mass participation
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dominated gdr politics in what years?
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ulbricht's position / power based on fact he was whose man?
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years training in ussr gave him sense of?
importance of loyalty 2 ussr
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in early years he relied on support of those that formed what in moscow?
'ulbrich group'
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as relations with west deteriorated ulbricht knew his position depended on what?
carrying out ussr wishes
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what was his favourite slavishly obsessive slogan ?
'to learn from the soviet union is to learn victory'
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as first secretary what two things did he have control over?
central committee + set agendas for meetings
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position also gave him role as chariman of?
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to secure position ulbricht used sed internal disputes of '50s to do what?
suppress those with differing views
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mass purges took place in which years?
'51 + '56-'58
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immense personal power increased with building of?
berlin wall
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what kind of adoration thing was developed?
cult of personality (brilliant)
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why was creating adoration of ulbricht and his achievements hard
little charisma
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how was he viewed even by closest colelagues?
unflexible and unlikeable
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but knew how to work what to his advantage?
party apparatus
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his position in party was secure but with opoulation?
not all agreed with him
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pelted wih tomatoes at a football match wgere
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in what yesr?
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between dresden-firedrichstadt private run club and who?
zwickau (workers co-op club)
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why did referree call the match wrong?
to make sure politically corredct result infront of partyleader
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and he declared what?
zwickau won 5-1
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what did dresden football team do?
leave for westgermany
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when did party start to question him?
late '60s
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position to become gradually eroded bc combination of?
own bad health / honecker
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what was hockecker's role @ this pt?
secretary for the economy
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