gdr ; life in east germany ; repression + support for sed ctrl ; extent popular support

in cold war how did most west portray GDR?
comunist dictatorship that relied on repression to mntm ctrl over imprisoned population
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some have emphasised large-scale numbers of GDR citizens that did hwt?
co-operated and were committed to working toward communist state
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rather than beign dictatorial gov she also sees SED as/
trying to respond where could to ppls grievances
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others have seen publics outward appearance of?
loyalty
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some explain dev GDR stability due to development of what?
'niche society'
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term first used by journalist from?
FRG
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what does 'niche society' mean?
slow page of GDR allowed ppl to talk to each other and retreat from SED and have more just like family societoes or something idk
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he claimed egermans came to do what?
accept gdr and manage it best they could
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most recognised GDR had highest ebloc living standard which could have led them to do what?
accept the most repressive aspects of SED rule
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many people identified what as key characteristic of GDR?
improvements in social welfare / security
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but this doesn't neccessarily stranslate int acceptance of hwat that was imposed?
ideological restrictions
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by '70s why can it be seen more tolerance?
there was gen that had only known gdr
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but stasi continued to grow why?
couldnt trust population
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people had to live what kind of existance?
dual
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in public?
citizen passive supporter of GDR
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but in private among ppl they trusted?
more honest and peak
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alternatively view tht there was much more what than originally thought?
non-conformity
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with many protess being suppressed especially after?
prague spring
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state wanted to represent population as?
docile
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hid figure suggesting social problems for example publication of what was banned?
suicide rates
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not uncommon for relatives to do what?
inform on each other
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apparent retreat into niche life may well have been method of doing what?
rejecting state > accepting domination
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CONCLUSION
LETS JUST WHACK THAT IN HERE
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scale of stasi + efforts 2 ctrl youth thru FDJ indicate what?
degree to which state enforced views
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pop contrained through dictatorship familiar weapons of?
fear / propaganda
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many east germans resented mistrust state placed in people but admired?
health service / low food prices / full employment
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pride in GDR even if balanced with?
acrimony towards SED
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people of gdr could life with SED rule as long as?
some tangible benefits
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some have emphasised large-scale numbers of GDR citizens that did hwt?

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co-operated and were committed to working toward communist state

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rather than beign dictatorial gov she also sees SED as/

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others have seen publics outward appearance of?

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some explain dev GDR stability due to development of what?

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