Endorsed by the NRA
Glückwunsch ihr habt es wirklich geschaft, Respekt :sleepy:"Das Zentrum unserer Hauptstadt, der Lustgarten und das Gebiet der jetztigen Schlossruine, müssen zu dem großen Demonstrationsplatz werden, auf dem der Kampfeswille und Aufbauwille unseres Volkes Ausdruck finden"
Generalsekretär der SED, 1950
Mein Gewissen ist nun auch beruhigt zu wissen dass der gute Mann unrecht hatte. Schade eigentlich das der Palast nicht gesprengt werden darf!!!"So ist mein Gewissen beruhigt. Jetzt schreien alle, und wenn das Schloss weg ist, kräht kein Hahn mehr danach."
DDR-Ministerpräsident (SED), 1950
I don't consider clean water and air, fruits, vegetables, a home without holes in the roof, a phone, a car, tarmac roads, a color TV, a personal computer and traveling to other countries to be outright luxuries but pretty basic stuff. All of these things were short in supply for East Germans. And you can forget all those GDP statistics from the Soviet era, they were forged. Most of East Germany basically looked like the Red Army had just rampaged through it - in the year 1989 though.nicouru said:East Germans in terms of Purchasing power had more power then West Germans when it came to housing, basic food stuffs, and utilities. The difference came in with luxuries where the West Germans had more power and obviously better quality.
A color TV did cost more than 8000 Mark in East Germany. Only very few were able to afford one.,nicouru said:I think we are taking it a bit far here, 90%+ of East German households had TV's
Most of the phone lines in East Germany were from before WW2. And the few who had the luck to have phones (in urban areas) couldn't often place calls or be called because they shared a single line with all others living in the same house. Often phone lines could also only be used after from 6pm - 8am because the lines were used by companies during day time.most had phones
Man, I was in Dresen, Leipzig and Erfurt in 1989 with my school class. The homes were literally falling apart. Roofs with holes, and sewage leeks were omnipresent. It was stinking in every street. The air was so full of coal smoke that all houses were dark gray.they all adequate had homes
Absolutely! You have some strange phantasies about how it was in East Germany. As I said before the air was so full of coal dust and smoke that everything aquired a dark gray color within days. The GDR didn't have any ecological standards whatsoever. They poluted air and water without end. They had above ground uranium mines with no protection measures where people where dying from lung cancer. And many more.Do we have clean air here in the West? Do we have clean water here in the West?
Nonsense. Almost every boy had a personal computer in West Germany in 1988. And those who didn't did at least have a video game console.A personal computer in 1988 was rare in the West