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Ul·bricht

 (o͝ol′brĭkt, -brĭKHt), Walter 1893-1973.
German politician who was general secretary of East Germany's Socialist Unity Party (1950-1971) and led the country as chairman of the council of state from 1960 to 1973). He ordered the building of the Berlin Wall (1961).
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Ulbricht

(German ˈʊlbrɪçt)
n
(Biography) Walter (ˈvaltər). 1893-1973, East German statesman; largely responsible for the establishment and development of East German communism
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Ul•bricht

(ˈʊl brɪxt)

n.
Walter, 1893–1973, chief of state of East Germany 1960–73.
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To reinvigorate the economy, East German leader Walter Ulbricht (https://www.persee.fr/doc/htn_0018-439x_2002_num_4_1_2826) began relaxing the government's grip on the economy .
In 1964, Weber published Ulbricht falscht Geschichte (Ulbricht Falsifies History), which anatomised--and exposed--the SED's instrumentalisation of communist history under the direct aegis of party boss Walter Ulbricht. His magnum opus was Wandlung des deutschen Kommunismus (The Transformation of German Communism); published in 1969 it had gained him a Habilitation the previous year.
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Its enduring legacy was the continued emigration of the East German population throughout the 1950s, a process that Walter Ulbricht consistently and cunningly referred to as "human trafficking." The increasingly urgent financial crisis facing the German Democratic Republic (GDR) further compounded the situation.
Another joke has become a top-selling postcard featuring a picture of former East German leader Walter Ulbricht and his notorious pledge a few months before the Berlin Wall went up in 1961: ''No one has any intention of building a wall''.
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By order of Walter Ulbricht, the leader of East Germany's Communist Party, on Sunday morning, August 13, 1961, the initial stages of the Berlin Wall were rolled into place.
One of the most noteworthy results of Ruggenthaler's efforts is the discovery that quite a large number of actors exercised influence on Moscow's foreign policy and took part in the process that led to the Stalin note: Andrei Vyshinskii, who had replaced Viacheslav Molotov as minister of foreign affairs in March 1949; Vyshinskii's deputies Andrei Gromyko and Valerian Zorin; the Ministry of State Security (MGB); representatives of the Soviet Military Administration in Germany (SVAG); and the East German leadership, above all Walter Ulbricht.
For a couple of years the Soviets kept the option open of uniting Germany but, in 1951, Walter Ulbricht was made the first Chancellor of East Germany.
The party's oppressive leaders, Walter Ulbricht, Wilhelm Pieck, and Otto Grotewohl, all had their offices there.
The metaphor material enough?) Having brought up the sainted Salvador Allende, why not a few approving words for his European equivalents: Walter Ulbricht, Wladyslaw Gomulka, and Matyas Rakosi?