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The Resource The end of the Cold War? : Bush, Kohl, Gorbachev, and the reunification of Germany, Alexander von Plato ; translated by Edith Burley

The end of the Cold War? : Bush, Kohl, Gorbachev, and the reunification of Germany, Alexander von Plato ; translated by Edith Burley

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The end of the Cold War? : Bush, Kohl, Gorbachev, and the reunification of Germany
Title
The end of the Cold War?
Title remainder
Bush, Kohl, Gorbachev, and the reunification of Germany
Statement of responsibility
Alexander von Plato ; translated by Edith Burley
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"There is by now a very familiar received narrative of German reunification, one that began to coalesce immediately upon the fall of the Berlin Wall. Even before the files of most of the state offices, the foreign ministers, and the secret services were opened, television productions, radios, and newspapers, began painting a picture of reunification and the end of the Cold War in which the people of the GDR, as part of a movement for citizens' rights, and with the support of the 'master strategist' Gorbachev, in a short time achieved its freedom and joined with West Germany to form a new republic with a bright future. The historical and contemporary truth is, of course, much more complex and elusive. This carefully researched history draws on archival sources as well as a wealth of new interviews with on-the-ground activists, political actors, international figures, and others to move beyond the narratives--both the German and American varieties--that have dominated the historical memory of reunification. In the process, it addresses some fascinating lingering questions from 1989: What led the Soviet side to agree to the reunification of Germany and the membership of a united Germany in NATO? Was it promoting, as a condition for German unity, military neutrality and an overall European security system as an alternative to the expansion of NATO? Was the government of the FRG subjected to pressure from the Soviet side to decide between unity and its ties to the West? Did the American side rule this out? And what strategies did the West and East European governments ultimately pursue?"--
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Plato, Alexander von
Dewey number
909.828
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1949-
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Burley, Edith
Series statement
Palgrave studies in oral history
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  • World politics
  • Germany
  • United States
  • Germany (West)
  • Soviet Union
  • Germany (East)
  • Germany (East)
Label
The end of the Cold War? : Bush, Kohl, Gorbachev, and the reunification of Germany, Alexander von Plato ; translated by Edith Burley
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Publication
Note
Translated from the German
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
The beginnings -- Summer 1989 : Gorbachev in Bonn -- Gorbachev and the "Soviet Fatherhood" of the GDR -- Coincidence as helper : driving the activists -- 2+4, 4+2, or 33+2? : the centers of power take over the handling of the international aspects of unity -- The elections in the GDR and their consequences -- What was national, and what was international, in the 2+4 negotiations? -- Signing of the contracts -- Summary and prospects for the future
Control code
FIEb17787439
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 439 pages
Isbn
9781137488701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)891610604
Label
The end of the Cold War? : Bush, Kohl, Gorbachev, and the reunification of Germany, Alexander von Plato ; translated by Edith Burley
Publication
Note
Translated from the German
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The beginnings -- Summer 1989 : Gorbachev in Bonn -- Gorbachev and the "Soviet Fatherhood" of the GDR -- Coincidence as helper : driving the activists -- 2+4, 4+2, or 33+2? : the centers of power take over the handling of the international aspects of unity -- The elections in the GDR and their consequences -- What was national, and what was international, in the 2+4 negotiations? -- Signing of the contracts -- Summary and prospects for the future
Control code
FIEb17787439
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 439 pages
Isbn
9781137488701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)891610604

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