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  • Its Border For East Germans
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    With the aim of preventing East Germans from seeking asylum in the West, the East German government in 1961 began constructing a system of concrete and barbed-wire barriers between East and West Berlin. This Berlin Wall endured for nearly thirty years, a symbol not only of the division of Germany but of the larger conflict between the Communist and non-Communist worlds. The Wall ceased to be a barrier when East Germany ended restrictions on emigration in November 1989. The Wall was largely disma...
  • One Notable Feature Of The German Economy
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    Is Germany sinking ASK employees at the Bavarian Motor Works in Munich about manufacturing costs, and they become defensive and defiant, though still polite. Siegmund Engel, 35, who puts together 3-series BMWs, is typical: " People say that costs are too high. It's true that other countries are cheaper. That is bad news for us. But I think our costs here are... ". (he pauses) .".. appropriate". Siegmund says he cannot imagine getting less than the basic pounds 500 a week he now earns. His opposi...
  • Positive Elements Of The East German State
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    On the whole, does Goodbye, Lenin paint a positive or negative picture of life in communist East Germany? Ben Gould Word Count: 2235 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-unif...
  • East Berlin And The East Germans
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    The grim years that followed the conclusion World War Two began an entire new era of hostility that was to widen the gap between the major powers of East and West. With Germany well and truly defeated, the victorious Allied forces of Britain, the USA and Russia were left to decide on the occupation of Germany. It was decided that Germany was to be divided into three zones, one for each country excepting the concerns of the French. Later, at a conference held in February 1945 at Yalta, U. S Presi...
  • Greatest Trading Relationships With The Middle East
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    Around 600 A.D. the two major religions were Judaism and Christianity. The Middle East had a large population of Christians while the Jews were mainly in Israel and North Africa. Since the time of Christ and after his death, Christianity has been the largest growing religion. This is mainly due to his zealous followers evangelizing people of different religions. In the 900's the Greeks became the leaders in medicine and science. They discovered a form of anesthetic derived from poppies, which is...
  • Business
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    The Berlin uprising of 16-17 June 1953 was the first of these protests. It began with an orderly march in protest of newly increased work quotas involving an estimated 5,000 workers at noon on the sixteenth. This ended about three hours later, but protests resumed early the next day with some 17,000 people in the streets, a figure that may eventually have risen to anywhere from 30,000 to 50,000 to several hundred thousand by noon. Traffic came to a halt and the demonstration turned violent; thou...

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