If I were living in East Berlin at the time that the wall existed, I most likely would have complied with all of the rules of the government. Because of the intensity of the government in restricting the movement, I would not be willing to risk the lives of myself or my family trying to get out to west Germany. My family and I would likely not have noticed the intentions and actions of the east German government until it was too late and we would not have been able to get out. Even still, once realizing what is happening, I would definitely try to take any legal route out of the country, but as long as all of my and my family’s basic needs are met, I would likely not have that much of a concern about what the east German government is trying to do. If there were starvation and rioting, I would have much larger concerns over trying to get out of the country.