gdr ; life in east germany ; western influence ; ostpolitik + travel

after '61 why did spread of wesetern influences increase?
gradual lifting travel restrictions
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TIMELINE OF ALL WESTERN INFLUENCES
GDFG
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period liberalisation?
'63-'65
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DT64 youth est?
'64
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SED clampdown in inf?
'65
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honecker becomes SED gensec?
'71
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relaxation on cultural restriction starts
'71
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watching western tv permitted?
'72
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punk gains followers in GDR?
'80s
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IMPACT OSTPOLITIK ON TRAVEL
DFGDF
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who was architecht of ostpolitik?
willy brandt
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since '64 who allowed to visit west berlin?
east german old ppl
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and west german allowed visit east for up to how many days a year?
30
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when willy brandt elected FRG chancellor?
'69
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EAST - WEST TRAVEL
DDFG
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gaining rights and passports to rtravel easy for which two things?
democratic meetings / sports competitions
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but?
harsh restrictions / monitoring by stasi
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potentially problematic citizens with access to state info banned and labelled?
'secret-carriers'
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this included which 3 groups?
SED officials / army officers / scientists
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most important in terms of influence were?
workers granted travel for business
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workers needed to be carefully vetted and always?
over 26 + married
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why?
family left behind would always give incentive
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if met worker given what status
reisekader
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typically who were thsesE?
skilled workers who FRG could employ cheaper than GDR
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work trips provided opportunity to gain what and brign back east?
western currency / goods
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hwy were foods eagerly consumed?
for many it was the only access to new flavours like kiwi / banana
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workers made several trips yr up to how many weeks?
6
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and were they accompanied by guard?
nah
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but expected to write what upon return?
reisebericht
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asked to explain every detail seen and in particular?
abt west german military personnel seen
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what did most workers do?
fill out genericall to finish asap
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impact on people bacj in germany was what?
consumer products / currency helped keey gdr pop. content
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and also would strive for?
right to travel keeping loyal as it was highly regarded
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what happened to goods on return?
not confiscated
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suggesting state saw?
somebenefits on exposure to capitalist market forces
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what was ironic about some best-quality FRG goods?
most made in GDR for export
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contact betwee two states was constant reminder of what?
germany divided entitiy
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what did east berlin maps show west berlin?
blank space with maybe some roads
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why many suprtised when they travelled form eas tto west?
p similar
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clear ostpolitik was achieving aim of doing what?
reminding east it wasn't an independent st8
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WEST - EAST GERMAN TRAVL
DGDFG
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security checks much tighther than?
east bringing western goods back themselves
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SED introduced what in '70s / early '80s which reduced no's travelling east?
currency exchange qualificaitons
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usually followed particular rise in what?
international tensions
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such as NATO's announcement of FRG nukes in what year?
'83
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when dealing with western businesses in east meetings what was good wll?
to hand over goods but nothing more than basic stationary or managemebt check bc corruption
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it was which way of travel that helped show opportunities?
east going west
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but for many esp young or those untrustworhty only way of exp west was by?
accessing west media
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