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Oppression and scarcity : the history and institutional structure of the Marxist-Leninist government of East Germany and some perspectives on life in a socialist system

Author: Peter W Sperlich
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offering a discussion of life in East Germany, this book exposes socialist regimes as the harbingers of misery and scarcity.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter W Sperlich
ISBN: 0275975657 9780275975654
OCLC Number: 61456643
Description: xv, 302 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction. --
2. The Partitioning of Germany and Allied Policies. --
3. Beginnings and governmental structure. --
4 . Politics: party, state, and citizen. --
5. Economics: reforms, rigidity, and failure. --
6. Persuasion nd non-persuasion: public opion and public discourse. --
7 Life in East Germany: some vignettes. --
8. The end of the GDR: revolution and reunification. Bibliography. Index.
Responsibility: Peter W. Sperlich.
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