Interpretations of the Two Germanies, 1945-1990
Studies in European History Studies in European History
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|Format: ||Paperback, 119 pages, 2nd Edition|
|Other Information: ||black & white illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 October 2000|
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.
About the Author
Mary Fulbrook is Professor of History at University College London.
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