The secretaries of the FDJ also belonged to the Politburo.
The FDJ also formed a grouping in the ‘Parliament’.
Agricultural policy was already from the 1950s totally under the control of the Socialist restructuring of the GDR.
The SED regime forced through collectivization after the model of the USSR.
Straight after the end of the war land reform had been introduced, involving the expropriation of agricultural property of over 100 hectares.
Large agricultural properties were broken up.