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Germany Divided : From the Wall to Reunification - A. James McAdams

Germany Divided

From the Wall to Reunification

Paperback Published: 14th August 1994
ISBN: 9780691001081
Number Of Pages: 304

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"Germany Divided" remains one of the most thought-provoking and comprehensive interpretations of the forty-year relationship between East and West Germany and of the problems of contemporary German unity. In this politically controversial and analytically sophisticated account, A. James McAdams dissects the complex process by which East and West German leaders moved over the years from first pursuing the ideal of German unity, to accepting what they believed to be the inescapable reality of division, and then, finally, to meeting the challenges of an unanticipated reunification. This new edition contains an epilogue in which McAdams considers some of the political and economic problems faced by eastern and western Germans as they entered their fourth year of living together.

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"A masterly and elegantly written account of the interweaving of domestic politics and inter-German relations."--International Affairs "... a notable analysis of the two Germanys and how they became one."--Publishers Weekly "... comprehensive coverage and first-rate analysis of the intricate East-West German relationship in the 1970's and 80's..."--Choice "A. James McAdams' excellent book is above all the story of the two Germanies' forty-year history with each other... Using a plethora of interviews and other primary sources, McAdams presents a story unavailable elsewhere."--The Historian "Well documented and consistently rigorous, McAdams' study points out the immense challenges that remain before a liberal democratic Germany can be created."--Orbis "An outstanding analysis of the changing relations between East and West Germany."--Osteuropa

A Wall between the Germanysp. 3
Accepting Germany's Divisionp. 5
A German-German Consensusp. 13
One Germany, Two Alliancesp. 16
The Soviet Ultimatump. 17
East German Uncertaintiesp. 23
The Persistence of West German Policyp. 30
The Evolution of East German Policyp. 36
Divergent Prioritiesp. 44
The Construction of the Wallp. 49
Two Germanys: Confrontation or Accommodation?p. 56
Changing Surroundingsp. 57
West Germany's Awkward Adaptationp. 64
The Rigidity of East German Policyp. 71
Bonn's Breakthrough: The Ostpolitikp. 79
The End of the Ulbricht Erap. 87
Two States in Germany?p. 93
Two German States: New Relations, Bad Relationsp. 96
The Inter-German Dilemmap. 97
The Benefits of Cooperationp. 102
Handling Questions of Principlep. 106
Whither Inter-German Ties: The View from Bonnp. 113
Whither Inter-German Ties: Retrenchment in the GDRp. 121
Toward a German-German Deadlock?p. 126
Inter-German Ties in Questionp. 133
Accepting a Divided Germanyp. 134
A Threat from the Westp. 135
An East German Opportunity?p. 141
The Meeting at Werbellinp. 147
The "Wende"p. 152
A German "Coalition of Reason"p. 158
A New Era between the Germanysp. 164
A Working Visit to Bonnp. 173
The Fall of East Germanyp. 175
The Illusion of Successp. 177
A Path of Least Resistancep. 185
A New Political Forcep. 193
The West German Responsep. 199
Unity Despite the Germanysp. 204
Germany without a Wallp. 207
Inter-German Tensions of a New Typep. 209
A Liberal Democratic Germanyp. 216
The New Germany and the New Europep. 222
Interview Locations, 1985-1990p. 229
GDR Oral History Project Interviewsp. 231
Select Bibliographyp. 233
Indexp. 245
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ISBN: 9780691001081
ISBN-10: 0691001081
Series: Princeton Studies in International History and Politics (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 14th August 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.75  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Type: Revised