Although the richest country in the former Eastern bloc, many East Germans tried to escape to West Germany, which enjoyed far greater freedoms and economic conditions. The GDR was known for its effective intelligence service, the Stasi. The Stasi monitored every aspect of life in the GDR with one in fifty East Germans being an informer.
Following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of all border restrictions, the GDR was officially abolished in 1990.
(Noone wants to build a (Berlin) wall!)
President Ulbricht, who built the Berlin Wall afterwards
Timmy: "LMAO, GDR!! That was funny"