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1989: the struggle to create post-cold War Europe

Author: Mary Elise Sarotte
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2009.
Series: Princeton studies in international history and politics
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the momentous events following the fall of the Berlin Wall twenty years ago and the effects they have had on our world. This book describes how Germany unified, NATO expansion began, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Elise Sarotte
ISBN: 9780691143064 0691143064
OCLC Number: 587644655
Awards: Winner of Marshall Shulman Book Prize 2010
Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2010
Description: 321 Seiten : Illustrationen.
Contents: List of Illustrations ix Preface: A Brief Note on Scholarship and Sources xi Abbreviations xvi Introduction: Creating Post-Cold War Europe: 1989 and the Architecture of Order 1 Chapter 1: What Changes in Summer and Autumn 1989? 11 Tiananmen Fails to Transfer 16 The Americans Step Back 22 The Status Quo Ceases to Convince 25 East German Self-Confidence Rises 28 Television Transforms Reality 38 Chapter 2: Restoring Four-Power Rights, Reviving a Confederation in 1989 48 On the Night of November 9 50 What Next? 62 The Four (Occupying?) Powers 65 Candy, Fruit, and Sex 68 The Portugalov Push 70 Specters Revive 76 The Restoration and Revival Models Fall Apart 81 Chapter 3: Heroic Aspirations in 1990 88 The Round Table 92 Counterrevolution? 95 The Consequences of the Brush with a Stage of Terror 99 Emerging Controversy over Reparations and NATO 103 "NATO's Jurisdiction Would Not Shift One Inch Eastward" 107 Property Pluralism 115 Chapter 4: Prefab Prevails 119 The Security Solution: Two lus Four Equals NATO 120 The Political Solution: Article 23 129 The Economic Solution: Monetary Union 132 The Election Campaign and the Ways of the Ward Heeler 135 The Results of March 18 142 Reassuring European Neighbors 145 Chapter 5: Securing Building Permits 150 The First Carrot: Money 152 The Washington Summit 160 The Second Carrot: NATO Reform 169 Breakthrough in Russia 177 Pay Any Price 186 Conclusion: The Legacy of 1989 and 1990 195 Counterfactuals 196 Consequences 201 Acknowledgments 215 Notes 219 Bibliography 287 Index 309
Series Title: Princeton studies in international history and politics
Responsibility: Mary Elise Sarotte.

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