Talk:German Democratic Republic

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OK, by request I created a page on East Germany. I realize it's by necessity incomplete, since I'm on vacation and don't have access to some of the relevant sources. Also, I mainly included topics I knew the most about, or could find sources for online, so there are certain to be gaps and things that should be added.

And since I'm generally unfamiliar with wiki formatting, I'm sure there's some cleanup and other things that need to be done. -- "KW"

Images etc.

I've started adding images. I'll try to wikify the article a bit more later on. Hannibal ad portas 12:40, 27 May 2007 (EDT)

Anti fascist rampart?

The GDR said the Berlin Wall was an anti fascist rampart, not the country itself! CR7 23:42, 12 August 2007 (EDT)

Ranking of Dictatorships (Question for Ed Poor)

Dear Ed Poor, how would you rank the following countries regarding their degree of anti-democratic dictatorships under Soviet dominion:

  • GDR
  • PR Poland
  • PR Albania
  • PR Bulgaria
  • PR Romania
  • PR Hungary
  • CSFR
  • PR North Korea

The GDR was an anti-democratic dictatorship (are there pro-democratic dictatorships?) But in comparison, I'd say it was in the midfield. --BRichtigen 12:59, 10 December 2008 (EST)

The think the adjective is unndeeded. There is no such thing as a "pro-democratic" Dictatorship. If there was, the dictator would step down when voted out of office, which by it's very nature would make a democracy and oh no I've gone cross eyed :) StephenK 13:14, 10 December 2008 (EST)

fact tag

"The German Democratic Republic (GDR) (German: Deutsche Demokratische Republik, abbr. DDR), also called East Germany, was one of the most anti-democratic dictatorships of all the Iron Curtain countries under Soviet dominion [Citation Needed]"

As I stated above: "one of the most anti-democratic dictatorships" seems to be subjective, it needs a quote. I'd accept something like "one of the satellite dictatorships of the Soviet dominion".

The phrase "anti-democratic dictatorship" doesn't seem to be good style. --BRichtigen 14:27, 10 December 2008 (EST)

Thanks for tagging that. I hope to get around to finding some references for that, soon. --Ed Poor Talk 21:52, 15 December 2008 (EST)

UN membership

"The GDR was not officially recognized by non-Communist nations, and never joined the UN."

Didn't west and east Germany join the UN at the same time in 1973 which also lead to most countries world wide officially recognizing it and starting formal diplomatic relationships with it?

Hholzgra 09:15, 2 January 2012 (EST)