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Germany, 1945-1990 : a parallel history

Author: Jürgen Weber
Publisher: Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book offers a description and interpretation of the most significant events, cruxes and ongoing themes in German history from the end of the Second World War up to the present. The main features of the last fifty years are not only vividly presented and interpreted, they are also placed in the context of international political developments." "The chronologies that accompany each chapter record the most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jürgen Weber
ISBN: 9639241709 9789639241701
OCLC Number: 52631306
Description: 289 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Into the abyss: Germany under Allied occupation, 1945-46 --
Germany is set on a new course: the founding of two States, 1947-1949 --
The Federal Republic orientates to the West: Western integration and the "economic miracle" in the Adenauer Era, 1949-1963 --
Hegemony against the will of the people: the German Democratic Republic (GDR) from 1949 to 1961 --
From stagnation to take-off, and from Ludwig Erhard to the Grand Coalition, 1963-1969 --
After the building of the Wall: stabilisation of the SED state by means of force under Walter Ulbricht, 1961-1971 --
The Republic in transition: the new policy towards the East and commitment to reform in the Brandt Era, 1969-1974 --
The crisis years: political strains and their solutions during the period of the Schmidt/Genscher government, 1974 to 1982 --
Dictatorship's deceptive facade of normality: the GDR under Honecker from the 1970's onwards --
A change of government in Bonn: the Christian Democrat-Liberal coalition under Helmut Kohl from 1982 --
The collapse of the SED dictatorship and the fall of the Wall in 1989 --
The unanticipated reunification: the new course for Germany and international reaction to it, 1989-90 --
In retrospect.
Other Titles: Kleine Geschichte Deutschlands seit 1945.
Responsibility: by Jürgen Weber ; [translated by Nicholas T. Parsons].
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