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SOS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-06-10 11:55 PM
Response to Reply #180
192. Unified Germany - Love it or Leave It!
The GDR was unique.
Telling disillusioned former GDR citizens to move to North Korea is absurd.

The statement "East Germany -those people moved on and improved their lot" is not supported by the facts.

The majority wants the old system back. They did not "move on".

Their lot is not much improved either. Low wages, crime, lost pensions, lost lifetime savings, hooliganism, graffiti, unaffordable housing and insecurity is what they got.
None of these things existed in the GDR.

You did not defend your assertion that the former East Germans moved on and improved their lot.
When presented with a poll revealing that 57% want the GDR back your only suggestion is that millions of people, with deep roots in their native land, move to North Korea.
Not very convincing.
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