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Old 28.04.2020, 10:51
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Do you have a reputable source for your claim "the East Germans paid far more than the West Germans"?

The West also dismantled and shipped home most of the industrial infrastructure of West Germany, no different than the Russians.

Additionally, German POWs and civilians were used as forced labor in France, the UK, Belgium, and also in Germany in the U.S run "Military Labor Service Units".
Also remember the US only reached the moon on the back of German rocket scientists

West Germany was a free country. East Germany was a vassal state of the USSR until 30 years ago. I think it is fair to say that East Germans paid much more, in terms of money but also in terms of freedom.
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