• @albert180
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    282 months ago

    The Article is a bit misrepresenting. It compares former Eastern Germany regions today to England today. Thank you very much @SatanicNotMessianic@lemmy.ml for posting the University Press Release

    • @_s10e
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      82 months ago

      What a misleading title! England slightly behind Germany.

      • Neshura
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        152 months ago

        England slightly behind worst regions of Germany would be more apt but yeah the title is severely misleading.

      • @Syndic
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        122 months ago

        When you know the current status of such services in Germany, this isn’t reassuring in the slightest!

  • @NounsAndWords@lemmy.world
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    312 months ago

    I don’t see any links to the referenced study and it looks like they are comparing current parts of England to current parts of Germany that were once part of the Soviet East Berlin as opposed to comparing current day England to occupied Germany.

    And in 2020, German areas also had twice as many railway stations per 100,000 people as matching English areas.

  • @MrMakabar@slrpnk.net
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    202 months ago

    To be fair East Berlin was among the best places under Communism, due to being the capital, the GDR being rich compared to other Soviet satellites and the competition with West Berlin.

  • PonyOfWar
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    2 months ago

    Cold war era East Berlin wasn’t particularly bad when it came to public services to be fair.

    • Semi-Hemi-Demigod
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      52 months ago

      Yeah, all you needed to do to get three hots and a cot is say you don’t like the government, and these guys just show up and give you a ride.

      • PonyOfWar
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        172 months ago

        It’s entirely possible to condemn an oppressive regime without pretending their trains were bad too.

        • Semi-Hemi-Demigod
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          62 months ago

          Yeah, I know. I was making a joke. I loves me some trains. I was watching White Christmas last night and trains feature heavily and it looks like such a civilized mode of travel.

  • @AllNewTypeFace@leminal.space
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    82 months ago

    Though at least they have the Data Grab Bill which promises to bring the police’s surveillance capabilities closer to Stasi level.