Bavaria and German Federalism

Reich to Republic, 1918–33, 1945–49

  • D. R. Dorondo

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Bavaria and German Federalism details the struggle by successive Bavarian political parties of the pre- and post-Nazi period to shape the construction of the German state in a decentralized fashion. While the Bavarian Peoples Party ultimately failed to redraw the Weimar constitution to satisfy Bavarian particularist desires, the Christian Social Union assumed the federalist mantle after 1945 and largely succeeded in helping shape western Germany into a workable federal state.


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Authors and affiliations

  • D. R. Dorondo
    • 1
  1. 1.Western Carolina UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1992
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-38984-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37211-5
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