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Cold war ecology : forests, farms, and people in the East German landscape, 1945-1989

Author: Arvid Nelson
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2005.
Series: Yale agrarian studies.
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East Germany, its economy, and its society were in decline long before the country's political collapse in the late 1980s. The clues were there in the natural landscape, Arvid Nelson argues, but policy analysts were blind to them. Had they noted the record of the leadership's values and goals manifest in the landscape, they wouldn't have hailed East Germany as a Marxist-Leninist success story. Nelson sets East  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arvid Nelson
ISBN: 0300106602 9780300106602
OCLC Number: 60373407
Description: xxi, 315 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Landscape and culture --
Initial conditions and reparations --
"A law would be good" : land reform --
The landscape's "socialist transformation" and flight from the countryside (1949-1961) --
The landscape transformed (1960-1961) --
Cybermarxism and innovation (1961-1971) --
The Grüneberg era and the triumph of industrial production methods (1971-1989).
Series Title: Yale agrarian studies.
Responsibility: Arvid Nelson.
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