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East Germany, officially the German Democratic Republic (GDR; German: Deutsche Demokratische Republik [ˈdɔʏtʃə demoˈkʁaːtɪʃə ʁepuˈbliːk], DDR), was a state that existed from 1949 to 1990, when the eastern portion of Germany was part of the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War. Commonly described as a communist state in English usage, it described itself as a socialist "workers' and peasants' state." It consisted of territory that was administered and occupied by Soviet forces at the end of World War II — the Soviet occupation zone of the Potsdam Agreement, bounded on the east by the Oder–Neisse line. The Soviet zone surrounded West Berlin but did not include it; as a result, West Berlin remained outside the jurisdiction of the GDR.
The German Democratic Republic was established in the Soviet zone, while the Federal Republic was established in the three western zones. East Germany was a satellite state of the Soviet Union. Soviet occupation authorities began transferring administrative responsibility to German communist leaders in 1948, and the GDR began to function as a state on 7 October 1949. However, Soviet forces remained in the country throughout the Cold War. Until 1989, the GDR was governed by the Socialist Unity Party (SED), though other parties nominally participated in its alliance organisation, the National Front of Democratic Germany. The SED made the teaching of Marxism–Leninism and the Russian language compulsory in schools.The economy was centrally planned and increasingly state-owned. Prices of housing, basic goods and services were set by central government planners rather than rising and falling through supply and demand; and were heavily subsidised. Although the GDR had to pay substantial war reparations to the Soviets, it became the most successful economy in the Eastern Bloc. Emigration to the West was a significant problem – as many of the emigrants were well-educated young people, it further weakened the state economically. The government fortified its western borders and, in 1961, built the Berlin Wall. Many people attempting to flee were killed by border guards or booby traps, such as landmines. Several others were imprisoned for many years.In 1989, numerous social, economic, and political forces in the GDR and abroad led to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the establishment of a government committed to liberalisation. The following year, open elections were held, and international negotiations led to the signing of the Final Settlement treaty on the status and borders of Germany. The GDR dissolved itself, and Germany was reunified on 3 October 1990, becoming a fully sovereign state again. Several of the GDR's leaders, notably its last communist leader Egon Krenz, were prosecuted in reunified Germany for crimes committed during the Cold War.
Geographically, the German Democratic Republic bordered the Baltic Sea to the north; Poland to the east; Czechoslovakia to the southeast and West Germany to the southwest and west. Internally, the GDR also bordered the Soviet sector of Allied-occupied Berlin, known as East Berlin, which was also administered as the state's de facto capital. It also bordered the three sectors occupied by the United States, United Kingdom and France known collectively as West Berlin. The three sectors occupied by the Western nations were sealed off from the rest of the GDR by the Berlin Wall from its construction in 1961 until it was brought down in 1989.
I have a unopened crate of what I believe is east german m43 steel core 7.62x39 ammo I am looking to sell. I would like $900 for the whole crate I paid a bit more then that believe it or not. Thanks for looking PM with questions please.
Up for sale is a like new Kalashnikov USA KR103 w/ unissued East German DDR Ak furniture - the pebble stock, bakelite, etc. 7.62x39
Gun was tested one magazine through the firearm only, East German AK furniture installed to look like a Cold War AK straight from the GDR!
Barely any visible wear...
Up for your sale is 248 rounds of 7.62x39 East German Training Ammo. Sale includes 24 sealed blister packs of 10 round each and 1 open blister pack of 8 rounds for a total of 248 rounds. This ammo features a lightweight, 62gr projectile with polymer core. Case and projectile are both magnetic...
Yes, this ammo is available. Post will be closed once sold.
Up for your consideration is 248 rounds of 7.62x39 East German Training Ammo. Sale includes 24 sealed blister packs of 10 round each and 1 open blister pack of 8 rounds for a total of 248 rounds. This ammo features a lightweight, 62gr...
Pristine 1964 East German Makarov chambered in 9x18. Ernst Thaelmann Germany/G.P. TRAD St. Alb. Vt. marked. Beautiful bluing which must be seen in person to truly appreciate. Appears unfired. Includes two mags, two sets of grips and two boxes of ammo. $650 or open to trades.
Sadly, life happened and I need to sell this beauty.
'64 Ernst Thaelmann, East German made Makarov, in excellent condition given it's age. It lacks the common import marks that most of the other examples you will see.
It's currently sporting the Pearce rubber grips, as I didn't own it for long...
Just wanted to share this one, since these are getting pretty dang hard to find these days. The first handgun I ever purchased for myself was a Bulgarian Makarov, and I've been into them ever since.
I drove by a local shop yesterday, almost didn't stop, but decided to go in and check them out...
AK Parts - AKM East German Lower Handguard Wood. Purchasd for an AK build but never used.
$25 discrete Paypal Friends and Family, or check. Shipping free by FedEx Ground in the Pacific Northwest only. If you pick it up here in Salem M-F between 7am and 3pm I will knock $5 off the price.
Used East German "Chicken Skin" Plastic AK Stock, Brown. Add some classic Cold War nostalgia to your kit build, PSA, or Romy.
Holes pre-drilled, may require some fitting. Note, East German rear swivel is 1" wide, will not work w/ 1.25" slings.
$25 discrete Paypal Friends and Family, or check...