Wednesday, March 2, 2011

And Speaking of East Germany - Propaganda Mixed With Limited Commercialism in the Former Volksrepublik

Have fun viewing this commercial for the Warttburg, one of the two types of cars produced in the GDR (German Democratic Republic) The very maligned Trabant, or Trabi, was the other.

And then there was the constant mingling of propaganda with limited consumerism, as the GDR attempted to convince its population that it was as well off as its rich brother to the west.

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