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Introduction: On the Western Side of Germany’s Iron Curtain

Astrid M. Eckert

in West Germany and the Iron Curtain: Environment, Economy, and Culture in the Borderlands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190690052
eISBN:
9780190690083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690052.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The introduction explains how a study of the volatile inter-German border can afford us fresh perspectives on the history of the “old” Federal Republic. It makes the case for why the Iron Curtain ... More


The East of the West: An Economic Backwater at the Border

Astrid M. Eckert

in West Germany and the Iron Curtain: Environment, Economy, and Culture in the Borderlands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190690052
eISBN:
9780190690083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690052.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter investigates the history of “zonal borderland aid,” a program devised to support the West German border regions. It analyzes the strategies that borderland advocates deployed to entrench ... More


Conclusion: West Germany from the Periphery

Astrid M. Eckert

in West Germany and the Iron Curtain: Environment, Economy, and Culture in the Borderlands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190690052
eISBN:
9780190690083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690052.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The conclusion argues that the “zonal borderlands” along the Iron Curtain constituted West Germany’s most sensitive geographical space. Each issue that arose in these borderlands—from economic ... More


West Germany and the Iron Curtain: Environment, Economy, and Culture in the Borderlands

Astrid M. Eckert

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190690052
eISBN:
9780190690083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690052.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

West Germany and the Iron Curtain takes a fresh look at the history of Cold War Germany and the German reunification process from the spatial perspective of the West German borderlands that emerged ... More


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