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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


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


The Programmes and Strategies 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/9780199259892.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter analyses the emergence of an enduring pattern of Ostpolitik interaction among the expellee groups, Konrad Adenauer's government, and the main parties during the period preceding the ... More


Ostpolitik Options and Expellee Influence, 1959–1966

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/9780199259892.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter analyses West German politics from Chancellor Konrad Adenauer's era from the late 1950s to the Bundestag election of 1965 and the last months of Ludwig Erhard's government in 1966, with ... More


From the New Ostpolitik to Reunification, 1969–1990

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/9780199259892.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter traces key moments in the interaction between the expellee groups and West German political elites from the start of the new Ostpolitik in 1970 to German reunification two decades later. ... More


Introduction

Julia von Dannenberg

in The Foundations of Ostpolitik: The Making of the Moscow Treaty between West Germany and the USSR

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199228195
eISBN:
9780191711367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228195.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter begins with a brief analysis of the New Ostpolitik and its initial result, the Moscow Treaty. It argues that the change in West German Ostpolitik resulted from various ... More


Setting the Stage: From Confrontation to Détente

Julia von Dannenberg

in The Foundations of Ostpolitik: The Making of the Moscow Treaty between West Germany and the USSR

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199228195
eISBN:
9780191711367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228195.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter presents the idea that the New Ostpolitik was both an integral part of and an independent force in German approach to Western détente policy. It could develop only in the context of the ... More


‘Unpacking the Box’: The Making of the Moscow Treaty in the Domestic and International Contexts

Julia von Dannenberg

in The Foundations of Ostpolitik: The Making of the Moscow Treaty between West Germany and the USSR

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199228195
eISBN:
9780191711367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228195.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The renunciation-of-force policy for which the Foreign Ministry prepared under Brandt's lead was implemented, and a treaty with Moscow concluded, only nine months after the formation of the new ... More


Conclusion

Julia von Dannenberg

in The Foundations of Ostpolitik: The Making of the Moscow Treaty between West Germany and the USSR

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199228195
eISBN:
9780191711367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228195.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This concluding chapter presents a synthesis of discussions from the preceding chapters. It argues that the New Ostpolitik was the realization of Brandt's, and not Kiesinger's ‘ostpolitical’ agenda ... More


From the Cold War to the Present

Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius

in The German Myth of the East: 1800 to the Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546312
eISBN:
9780191720338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546312.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter follows, through the Cold War up to the present day, the continuing and evolving German relationship with Eastern Europe. The different orientations of the Federal Republic of Germany ... More


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