Constructing Socialism: Technology and Change in East Germany, 1945-1990

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Trabant cars carried many East Germans westward after the Berlin Wall came down in November 1989. The car's 1950s design, obvious environmental incorrectness and all-plastic body became a symbol of the technological limitations of East German communism. But as Raymond G. Stokes points out in this text, eastern Germany in 1945 was one of the most highly developed, technologically sophisticated industrial areas in the world. Despite the evident failings of its technology by the late 1980s, the German Democratic Republic ...

Constructing Socialism: Technology and Change in East Germany, 1945-1990 2000, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801863912

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