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The rush to German unity

Author: Konrad Hugo Jarausch
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
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The bringing down of the Berlin Wall is one of the most vivid images and historic events of the late twentieth century. The reunification of Germany has transformed the face of Europe. In one stunning year, two separate states with clashing ideologies, hostile armies, competing economies, and incompatible social systems merged into one. The speed and extent of the reunification was so great that many people are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Konrad Hugo Jarausch
ISBN: 0195072758 9780195072754 0195085779 9780195085778
OCLC Number: 27725366
Description: xvii, 280 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: Map of Germany after reunification --
Introduction: The German Upheaval. The Present as Past. Lines of Division. The Breach in the Wall --
pt. I. The People Rise. 1. Running Away. Pressure to Escape. Mass Exodus. Consequences of Flight. Unity from Below. 2. Protesting for Freedom. Sources of Dissent. The Civic Movement. Patterns of Protest. Toward a Civil Society. 3. Overthrowing Post-Stalinist Rule. The Hardliners' Fail. The Pragmatists' Failure. Unification Plans. A Civic Revolution --
pt. II. The Masses Choose Unity. 4. Searching for a Third Way. An Alternative Quest. For a Better Socialism. The Turn within the Turn. Renewal or Unity? 5. Abandoning the Socialist Dream. Economic Failure. Political Crisis. Diplomatic Destabilization. The Implosion of the GDR. 6. Voting for a Better Life. Parties and Groups. Election Surprise. The Grand Coalition. A National Revolution --
pt. III. The Easterners Join the West. 7. Uniting the Currencies. DM Appeal. The State Treaty.
Other Titles: German unity.
Responsibility: Konrad H. Jarausch.
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