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East Germans were promised more youth fashions.

East German Communist leader Erich Honecker held out a carrot to the country’s discontented youth by promising a 70%rise in production of teen-age fashion clothes by 1990. Honecker, in a speech outlining economic plans for the next five years at the East German Communist Party Congress, included the promise in a program aimed at raising general production of consumer goods by 30%. Young people in East Berlin often complain of low-quality clothes, produced from synthetic rather than natural fibers, that fail to meet current fashion standards.


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