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After the Expulsion: West Germany and Eastern Europe 1945-1990

Pertti Ahonen

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259892
eISBN:
9780191717451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259892.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book connects two central problems encountered by the Federal Republic of Germany prior to reunification in 1990, both of them rooted in the Second World War. Domestically, the country had to ... More


The Death of the KPD: Communism and Anti-Communism in West Germany, 1945-1956

Patrick Major

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206934
eISBN:
9780191677397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206934.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

Why was the West German Communist Party banned in 1956, only 11 years after it had emerged from Nazi persecution? Although politically weak, the post-war party was in ... More


Prefab Prevails

Mary Elise Sarotte

in 1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163710
eISBN:
9781400852307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163710.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the prefab model, which was proposed by the Western allies in 1990. The United States and West Germany convincingly made the case for taking the West's prefabricated ... More


The East German Leadership and the Division of Germany: Patriotism and Propaganda 1945-1953

Dirk Spilker

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199284122
eISBN:
9780191712579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284122.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Would it have been possible to build a unified and democratic Germany half a century before the fall of the Berlin Wall? This book reassesses this question by exploring Germany's division after World ... More


Classifying Land by its Use

Scott Eddie

in Landownership in Eastern Germany Before the Great War: A Quantitative Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198201663
eISBN:
9780191718434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201663.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter shows a clear East-West gradient in a land yield index by province, based on Kreis data from the land tax cadastre (Grundsteuerveranlagung) of the early 1860s. The province of Saxony ... More


Conclusion

PERTTI AHONEN

in After the Expulsion: West Germany and Eastern Europe 1945-1990

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259892
eISBN:
9780191717451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259892.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Like all historical events, German reunification had its winners and losers. The winners included most Germans, at least in the initial euphoria, and even most other Europeans, given the liberation ... More


Embracing the West

Konrad H. Jarausch

in After Hitler: Recivilizing Germans, 1945-1995

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195127799
eISBN:
9780199869503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195127799.003.04
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter deals with the process of Westernization during the 1960s, which transformed political preferences in the direction of the Western alliance and cultural practices towards American ... More


Abandoning Socialism

Konrad H. Jarausch

in After Hitler: Recivilizing Germans, 1945-1995

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195127799
eISBN:
9780199869503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195127799.003.07
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter addresses the East German democratic awakening of 1989 that rejected socialism, restored democratic practices, and sought to find a Third Way between East and West.


Introduction

PERTTI AHONEN

in After the Expulsion: West Germany and Eastern Europe 1945-1990

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259892
eISBN:
9780191717451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259892.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter demonstrates the centrality of the expellee problem for West Germany's political development. As a means to that end, it provides a long-term case study of a policy field in ... More


From the Expulsions to the Rise of the Expellee Organizations

PERTTI AHONEN

in After the Expulsion: West Germany and Eastern Europe 1945-1990

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259892
eISBN:
9780191717451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259892.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the expulsions and the subsequent rise of expellee organizations in Germany's western occupation zones. An extensive network of expellee representation had developed in West ... More


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