The german democratic republic (gdr) regarded itself as the first socialist state on german soil, the governmental structure of which was to be based on the principles of ‘democratic german bundestag - the german democratic republic (1949 - 1990.
Establishing and consolidating communist rule in the gdr, 1949-61: post-war division of germany: germany surrendered to the victorious allies on the 8th of may 1945, this left the country in ruins many of its cities were destroyed by mass bombings or battles no functioning government or economy, no currency widespread fear of starvation.
The collapse of the gdr economy (january 11, 1990) during the same period (1981-1989), the gnp rose by 41 percent but in the 1980s, this was gdr's hands regarding many high-tech items in non-socialist countries on the other hand, these products were unavailable in the socialist world.
East germany , formally the german democratic republic ( gdr german : deutsche demokratische republik pronounced , ddr ), was a socialist state in central - western europe , during the cold war period from 1949 to 1990, it administered the region of germany that was occupied by soviet forces at the end of world war ii —the soviet occupation zone of the potsdam agreement , bounded on the. Within the gdr economy, families could enjoy economic security - jobs were guaranteed, for both genders, kindergarten places were provided and could live in moderate wealth, many families went on vacation within the country or abroad to other socialist countries (but not to the west) some could afford a datscha, a small plot of land with a hut.
On 2 january 1949, a two-year plan of economic reconstruction was launched, aiming at 81% of the 1936 production level, and, by cutting 30 per cent off production costs, hoping to raise the general wage level 12% to 15.
Wanted to remove 'false consciousness' of capitalism 1949-61 - 'the creation of the basis of socialism' sed had control of mass organisations sed's number of seats in the volkammer was predetermined - not democratic jeanette madarasz - sed didnt win over win over the heats and minds of the people.