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ResponsePaper-Stasi - GETR 346 Response Paper Brent Fiorito...

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GETR 346 Brent Fiorito Response Paper 3/23/08 The Stasi Infiltration The Stasi in East Germany existed from 1950 until 1989 and is regarded as possibly the most intrusive and repressive police force in history. Its use of spies and non-employed informants made it an intimidating secret organization from which nobody was entirely safe. It had lasting effects on East German intellectuals of whom many were annoyed by, or hated, its presents in their daily lives. By employing fear tactics such as arrest and torture the Stasi tried to limit the work of intellectuals to that of bettering the party (SED) and if any work against the part in any way was preformed there were dire consequences. This fell largely on intellectuals in the field of literature because it limited their creative boundaries and discouraged the use of personal and public opinion of the condition of the East German state. The extensive web of surveillance in which many average citizens participated made resistance to the Stasi nearly impossible. Although the Stasi was created in 1950 its control over the East German population did
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