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The fall of the GDR : Germany's road to unity

Author: David Childs
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2014.
Series: Themes in modern German history series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Focusing on the momentous events of 1989-90, this review of the collapse of the GDR uses first-hand interview material with a number of the leading figures to provide a detailed account and analysis of the collapse of East Germany. For anyone interested in resergent Germany and its role in Europe, the breadth of this work will attract wide interest. It will establish itself as the standard account of events for the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Childs
ISBN: 9781315840512 1315840510 9781317883104 1317883101 9781317883081 131788308X 9781317883098 1317883098 9781138161528 1138161527 9780582315693 0582315697
OCLC Number: 1086440270
Notes: First published 2001 by Pearson Education Ltd.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 188 p. :) map.
Contents: 1. The GDR in 1988 : a stable state? --
2. The GDR's flawed development --
3. The Stasi and the internal security of the GDR --
4. Coping with Gorbachev --
5. Gorbachev 1989 : "life punished those who come too late" --
6. The birth of the opposition parties --
7. The fifty days of Egon Krenz --
8. International reactions to events in the GDR --
9. Modrow's fight to save the GDR --
10. The free elections of March 1990 --
11. German unity achieved.
Series Title: Themes in modern German history series.
Responsibility: David Childs.

Abstract:

"Focusing on the momentous events of 1989-90, this review of the collapse of the GDR uses first-hand interview material with a number of the leading figures to provide a detailed account and analysis of the collapse of East Germany. For anyone interested in resergent Germany and its role in Europe, the breadth of this work will attract wide interest. It will establish itself as the standard account of events for the foreseeable future."--Jacket.

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