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Snow Flurries: cold war consequences

Historical fiction doesn’t pay much attention to the German Democratic Republic. East Germany, we called it, the subjugated ruin of half a country which didn’t benefit from a Marshall Plan but which instead spent 41 years in the chilling isolation of the cold war, on the wrong side of the Iron Curtain. 417 more words

Book Reviews

Missouri Germans is celebrating the Day of German Unity! Germany’s unification did not become official until the leaders of both countries- East and West Germany – signed the Treaty of Unification in August of 1990.

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The Experiment: Capitalism versus Socialism

What if we could have an experiment to compare the two systems? Wait – we already did.

By David R. Legates – Re-Blogged From http://www.WattsUpWithThat.com… 1,308 more words

GDP & Employment

Electric Swallow, update

Here’s the latest on the electric Schwalbe scooter that I posted about a few days ago. This time the information is straight from the horse mouth, so it’ll be a little more accurate! 366 more words

Not A Lambretta

Electric Swallow

The Simson Schwalbe (German for Swallow – the bird you smutty minded lot) was, for those that don’t know, a classic East German  scooter/moped. It followed the ‘enclosed motorcycle’ model with larger 16″ wheels than classic Italian scooter. 253 more words


Generations of Germany

The Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor) stands on Pariser Platz in Berlin, a symbol of German unity that for decades was enclosed in Communist East Berlin, and the scene and symbolism for important moments in Nina Willner’s…
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Newly Published

Review: Karl Marx City, 2016, dir. Petra Epperlein

Who needs to go to the Toronto International Film Festival when you can just watch movies in competition remotely? Okay, fair answer: Me. I need to go. 163 more words