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Unformatted text preview: travel overseas for the first time. They borrowed money to buy new cars. According
to Thomas Küttler, the hero of Plauen’s 1989 uprising, thoughts about Friedrich von Schiller and the freedom of their forefathers soon gave
way to a hunger for Western consumer goods. Küttler is disappointed by how fast the idealism of 1989 vanished, but feels little nostalgia for
the old East Germany. Under Communist rule in Plauen, a person could be arrested for watching television broadcasts from the West or for
listening to American rock ’n’ roll. Today in Plauen you can get dozens of channels on cable and even more via satellite. MTV is popular listening to American rock ’n’ roll. Today in Plauen you can get dozens of channels on cable and even more via satellite. MTV is popular
there, and most of the songs on the radio are in English. Becoming part of the larger world, however, has had its costs. Plauen’s economy has
suffered as one after another, old and inefficient manufacturing plants closed, t...
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2014 for the course MGMT 120 taught by Professor Litt during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.
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