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Interpretations of the Two Germanies

  • Authors
  • Mary¬†Fulbrook

Part of the Studies in European History book series (SEURH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Mary Fulbrook
    Pages 1-10
  3. Mary Fulbrook
    Pages 11-28
  4. Mary Fulbrook
    Pages 29-46
  5. Mary Fulbrook
    Pages 47-64
  6. Mary Fulbrook
    Pages 65-76
  7. Mary Fulbrook
    Pages 77-88
  8. Mary Fulbrook
    Pages 89-96
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 97-114

About this book

Introduction

The two Germanies, arising from the unpromising ashes of defeated Nazi Germany, came to represent opposing models of state and society. The Federal Republic established itself as a remarkably stable democracy and successful social market economy: the German Democratic Republic developed an apparently exemplary form of 'actually existing socialism' and became a pillar of the Soviet bloc. Then in 1989, the 'gentle revolution' in East Germany added a new twist with the collapse of Communist rule. With rapid reunification, the united Germany of 1990 faced new challenges as the unprecedented transformation created a multitude of economic problems and social tensions.
Previously published in 1992 as The Two Germanies, this book has been fully revised and updated to take account of all the latest developments in contemporary German history.

Keywords

Adolf Hitler communism democracy german history Germany history revolution Soviet bloc Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4039-1937-3
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-66579-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4039-1937-3
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