The ‘New’ Germany and the Third World: Aspects of a Changing Relationship

  • Brigitte H. Schulz
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


The year 1989 will enter the history books as one of momentous change, of a radical rupture in the post-war order in Europe. The re-emergence of Western Europe under the umbrella of the European Community had preceded, and one might even argue that it had hastened, the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe. The two states which had most symbolized the division of Europe, the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic, have now been reunited, less than a year after the moribund East German leadership was forced to open the Berlin Wall. These are tumultuous times indeed in Europe. It is the purpose of this chapter to explore what the impact of these changes might be on the relations between Germany and the so-called Third World.1


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