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Germany since World War II : From Occupation to Unification and Beyond,9780198732112

Germany since World War II : From Occupation to Unification and Beyond



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This is the edition with a publication date of 6/1/2020.
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This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the most important domestic and external aspects of contemporary Germany. Drawing on recent research and newly available evidence of the post-Cold War era, Klaus Larres provides an accessible, integrated account of the two Germanies from 1949 through to unification and beyond.

Author Biography

Klaus Larres is lecturer in Politics at Queen's University, Belfast. His publications include Germany Since Unification (Palgrave, 2000) and The Cold War (Blackwell, 2001).

Table of Contents

Introduction: The End of Hitler, the Victory of the Allied Powers, and theEstablishment of two German States (1945-49)
Major Themes in German Post-war History
Western and Eastern Integration
Economic Miracle
Federalism and Party Politics
The Role of the Chancellor in the Federal Republic
European Integration and Transatlantic Relations
Ostpolitik and Intra-German Relations
Unification and the Role of the GDR in German history since 1945
The Shape of the Berlin Republic and Germany's post-Cold War Role
Germany During the Cold War Period
Re-integration: West Germany under Konrad Adenauer, 1949-1955
Interdependence and Cold War Complexities: The Slow End of the Adenauer Era,1955-1963
The Search for Recognition: Walter Ulbricht's GDR, 1949-1963
Ever increasing Difficulties: The End of the Economic Miracle and theEmancipation of the West Germans under Ludwig Erhard, 1963-66
New Departures: West Germany's Grand Coalition, 1966-69
Stability and Economic Recovery: Ulbricht's GDR, 1963-1971
The Era of Detente and Co-operation
New Self-Confidence: Willy Brandt and the Era of Ostpolitik, 1969-1974
Crisis Management: The Reign of Helmut Schmidt, 1974-82
Respectability and Economic Downturn: Honecker's GDR, 1971-1989
Economic Difficulties and New Patriotism: Helmut Kohl's First Years inOffice, 1982-89
Germany and the post-Cold War World
German Unification, 1989/9020. After Unification: Helmut Kohl's Germany, 1991-98
From Bonn to Berlin: the Schroder Government
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