Film: The Two German Economies

Film series: Power and authority in Germany, 1871-1991

By Professor Matthew Stibbe, published 27th April 2023

The speed at which both sides in Germany recovered economically is re-examined in this film. Professor Matthew Stibbe describes how the West Germany economy recovered and became a magnet for migrants as well as East Germans. However, he also examines how East Germany’s economy compared more successfully to some of the other Soviet nations.

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