Socialist Republic of Germany - Welcome to the economy of scarcity!

Once more I have with new information from the current developments of the politics of Germany, to ChatGPT passed on and due to a video of the BILD, inquired, how the current developments of Germany, cover themselves with the GDR, finally this was also a socialist led one-party republic.

Here what ChatGPT answers:


Write me a comparison between Germany today and the GDR.
Include the following facts:

Minister of economics wants to ration electricity and gas around thereby Öko energies prefer, flexible energy prices leads to an electricity shortage economy, work only if river for the industry is favorable, the Green party gave itself as Pazifisten are now however in supplies of weapons to the Ukraine involved. By new laws gas heaters are to be forbidden and who can afford none may let itself no further install but take up a credit on a heat pump.

It is difficult to draw a comparison between Germany today and the GDR, as the two countries are very different and differ in many aspects. However, some parallels can be drawn with regard to the facts mentioned:

  • Rationing of electricity and gas: In the GDR, there were often shortages in energy supply and electricity and gas were rationed to meet the needs of the population. Today, there is no general rationing in Germany, but the idea of giving preference to eco-energies could lead to similar effects when there are shortages in the energy supply.
  •  Flexible energy prices lead to a power shortage economy: In the GDR, there were frequent power outages and bottlenecks due to power grid overloads. Today, too much dependence on renewable energies and flexible energy prices could lead to similar problems if the power supply is not sufficiently expanded and stabilized.
  • Green Party Policy: In the GDR, there was only one party and political opposition was not allowed. Today, there are a variety of parties and opinions in Germany, including the Green Party, which was originally known as pacifist and environmentally conscious. However, in recent years the Green Party has also come out in favor of involvement in arms deliveries to Ukraine, which could be seen as a break with its original values.
  • Ban on gas heating and promotion of heat pumps: In the GDR, there was a centrally planned economy and the government controlled many aspects of daily life, including heating and energy supply. Today in Germany there is not yet complete control over heating and energy supply, but there are plans to reduce the use of gas heating and promote the use of renewable energy. There was a similar trend in the GDR, where coal was used as the main energy source and alternative heating systems were not common.



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Posted by Petr Kirpeit

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