Which of the following phrases best describes east Germany after world war ii?
A. close ties with the united states
B. democratic form of government
C. communist economic system
D. capitalist market economy
Answer С: After WWII, East Germany practiced a communist economic system. Practicing such a system was because it was considered a “Soviet occupational zone” and Soviet puppet-state. Consequently, it had a command economy. The governing communist party, SED, formulated all decisions and policies. Thus, the system resulted in ruinous economic outcomes due to its inflexibility.