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Professional titles are very common in Austria .
Religious honorary degrees
Honorary titles for rulers and deities
Numerous honorary degrees in the GDR correspond to the Soviet model. Examples:
- Honored Military Aviator of the German Democratic Republic was equivalent to Honored Military Aviator of the USSR .
- The order of the Great Patriotic War corresponded to the Patriotic Order of Merit of the GDR in the Soviet Union .
- The GDR award “ Hero of Labor” corresponded to Hero of Socialist Labor in the Soviet Union .
- Hero of the GDR was equivalent to hero of the Soviet Union .
For further honorary titles in real socialist states see, for example, people 's artist (honorary title) .