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East German coffee crisis
Germany Socialism Germany/GDR
The East German coffee crisis refers to shortages of coffee in the late 1970s in East Germany caused by a poor harvest and unstable commodity prices, severely limiting the government's ability to buy coffee on the world markets. As a consequence, the East German government increased its engagement in Africa and Asia, exporting weapons and equipment to coffee-producing nations.
- "East German coffee crisis" | 2018-10-08 | 91 Upvotes 16 Comments