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    Working Class Protest in East Germany The troubles in East Germany in June 1953 reached a peak on June 17th, when there were mass demonstrations and a General Strike throughout the German Democratic Republic. (G.D.R.). There has been many reasons cited for these protests, but it is perhaps possible to bring them down into two categories. Firstly, the long-term causes. These include the raising of work quotas, and the subsequent reduction of worker income. As well as this was the program of collective

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    didn't his mother might have another heart attack and die. In English the GDR refers to East Germany in a time period when the Soviet Union occupied the East from 1949 to 1990. I don't believe that Alex's imagery GDR differed that much from the real one. All he really did was use old news footage and re-tape it using his friend as the news anchor. Over all I think he did a superb job at hiding the "new" Germany from his mother. Before he took her out of the hospital, the two of them rearranged her

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    Development of a Sustainable Democracy in East Germany and Poland Linz and Stepan list and describe a set of five elements that determine a consolidated democracy. Civil society, political society, rule of law, usable state of bureaucracy, and an institution of economic society all interact in complex ways to bring about democratic consolidation in countries. This paper focuses and emphasizes the interactions between the ^development of a free and lively civil society . . . [and] an

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    fallen. The movie was released in 2003, but is set from October 1989 to roughly a year later highlighting the time period just before the fall of the wall and the social, political, and economic changes that happened in Germany as a result of unification. Good Bye Lenin! is set in East Berlin, and was filmed mainly at the Karl-Marx-Allee in Eastern Berlin, and in an apartment building near Alexanderplatz. The film’s subject matter is portrayed through the juxtaposition of dramatic and sad moments against

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    is occurring in the Middle East is not the first political unrest that has occurred. The actions that have been taken to stifle the protestors are not similar to the actions that Nazi Germany took to suppress the Jews. The actions that differentiate these two groups are the circumstances that caused these violent acts to come about. The leader of Egypt and Hitler are two entirely different beings. The underlying causes of the turmoil in the Middle East and in Nazi Germany are the result of two different

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    On the whole, does Goodbye, Lenin paint a positive or negative picture of life in communist East Germany? East Germany, its demise relayed through the mass media of recent history, has in popular consciousness been posited as negative, a corrupt bulwark of the last dying days of Communism in Eastern Europe, barren and silent. The other Germany to its West, its citizens free, was striding confidently ahead into the millennium. Recent cinema has sought to examine re-unification, the Wolfgang Becker

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    The Berlin Wall was built in 1961 during the Cold War between Soviet Russia and the United States. The wall was built to separate Soviet controlled East Berlin from US controlled West Berlin. It soon became a physical barrier that symbolized the differing political and social ideologies of the two superpowers. The Berlin wall stood for 28 years separating a city into two very different sections with differing governments, economies and social organization. The importance of Berlin in International

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    communist government of East Germany built the Berlin Wall to divide the East and West Berlin. Building the wall caused a short term crisis in U.S. Soviet blockade relations, and the wall itself began to symbolize the Cold War. Throughout the 1950s and into the East Berlin crossed over into West Berlin to reunite with families and escape communist oppression. The government of East Germany on the night of 1961 began to seal off all points of entrance into West Berlin from East Berlin by putting barbed

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    and enduring symbols of the Cold War. It divided East from West, capitalist Europe from the Soviet Union, but more importantly, it divided families and people. Though physically gone, the wall remains inside the people, marking their lives. Its fall demonstrates that the power that ordinary people can exert on the leaders and their decisions, is the compelling. It all began in 1945, at the end of World War II, when the Allies had divided Germany and its capital, Berlin, into four occupation zones

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    A few days after the fence appeared, August 17, 1961, the United States issued a note to the USSR reacting to the Berlin Wall. Within this note the US declared, “…that the measures which the East German authorities have taken are illegal” and “The United States Government solemnly protests against the measures referred to above, for which it holds the Soviet Government responsible. The United States Government expects the Soviet Government

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