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9. Public Relations in the German Democratic Republic and the New Federal German States

After the opening of the borders of the German Democratic Republic (the former East Germany, GDR), due to the pressure of an enormous wave of would-be emigres on November 9, 1989 , and after the reunification of the two German states , which hardly anyone would have deemed possible , even in Germany, only 1 year earlier, a completely new economic development along the lines of the market economy began in the east German states , massively supported with financial aid from the Western states .