|Head of state||Egon Krenz|
|Head of government||Gregor Gysi|
|Independance||843 via Treaty of Verdun, GDR founded 1949|
|Currency||East German Mark|
The German Democratic Repuplic (GDR) is today near to total economic disaster. Since the Democratic Change Movement (DCM) in the late 80s the State's One Party System is under heavy pressure from different oppositional groups. The General Secretary of the Socialist Unity Party (SUP) Gregor Gysi is far more unpopular than the President of the State Council Egon Krenz (who is in office since 1990) has ever been. In 1996 the secret Arms Reduction talks between Gysi and the West-German Chancellor Oskar Lafontaine (SPD) lead to harsh critics by the USSR on Gysi and the downfall of his western counterpart who was replaced by Rudolf Scharping (SPD).