German Reunification

German Reunification
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Out Of Print... The question of Germany is one of the central issues to any consideration of European security and it interacts in a significant way with the organization of Western Europe and with the developing interests of the Soviet Union and the East European states. German Reunification examines the nature of the 'German Problem' and provides an original and valuable definition of its place in recent European history. The separate development of East and West Germany is related to the changing attitudes and policies of the Great Powers. The major allies were, for a number of reasons, unable to agree on a united Germany, and so developments in Western Germany, the Soviet Zone, and Berlin proceeded in independent directions. In the West, the process of Western European integration was identified with the simultaneous recovery of German sovereignty, culminating in the Federal Republic's accession to NATO. In the East, the diplomatic power of Ulbricht and the DDR in the Soviet bloc is considerable. Thu German question has played a central role in the intricate pattern of stability and instability in Europe. The Western powers, the Soviet Union, and the two German states viewed the development of the German problem in different contexts; the word 'reunification' has acquired a number of changing meanings and the attitude inside Germany itself to this hitherto insoluble problem of world politics has also undergone changes. The political cross currents which produced these changes were the dcveloping forces within East Germany, the Gomulka-Ulhricht alliance, the West German 'Policy of Movement', and the Grand Coalition. Altogether, this book can fairly claim to be the most important analysis of the complexities of German reunification yet published in English.

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