The question rather should be: You knew the GDR? The part of Germany "behind the wall/iron courtain"?
Perversely the South made me think that capitalism isn't this bad. Could'nt say why, but I was attracted by Ireland even before the GDR was occupied. And what I saw here made me think that strange way I mentioned.
But that's not my question. I know what the Irish thought about my country an socialism at that time. Now Ireland has changed a lot since then and you're exposed to the common Euroimperial Propaganda as we are.
What do you know or think or think to know about my homeland (if you ever heard of it)?