Flashcards in Germany KQ7 Deck (10):
Give 2 political reasons for the fall of communism
Bulgaria violently overthrow communists
Poland free elections
Reagan against communism
Give 2 social reasons for the fall of communism
Crime, alcohol and drugs common in communist countries
People not putting up with spying
Chernobyl-people less accepting of nuclear weapons
Give 2 economic reasons for the fall of communism
Much richer in capitalist countries
Factories and mines out of date
What was meant to happen with the Berlin Wall?
More relaxed movement, still needed paperwork, in a few months
What did schabowski say?
They could move whenever they wanted from that moment
Give examples of the generosity of west Germany
Huge loans to east
133 million Deutschmarks to Soviets by 1997
Too high pensions and wages for old East Germans 39% increase
When was the treaty of unification signed and when was Germany officially open again?
3 October 1990
When did kohl become chancellor of WEST Germany
What did kohl do in 1987?
Invited the east German leader to the west to discuss collaboration