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Germany and the United States, a "special relationship?" / Hans W. Gatzke.

; Mazal Holocaust Collection
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1980.
ISBN 0674353269

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Other Authors Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Subjects Alemania -- Relaciones exteriores -- EE. UU.
Allemagne.
Deutschland (Bundesrepublik)
Deutschland.
Diplomatic relations.
Etats-Unis d'Amérique.
Germany -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Germany.
Relations extérieures.
UE/CE Etats membres.
USA.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Germany.
United States.
Series American foreign policy library.
Description xvi, 314 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Copyright Date 1980.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-302) and index.
Summary A discerning statement about Germany and other nations, this book reevaluates for the general reader and the historian the impact of rapid industrialization, the origins of the world wars, the question of war guilt, the decade of Weimar democracy, and the rise and fall of Hitler. Gatzke looks anew at the economic miracle in West Germany and the consequences of making prosperity the cornerstone of a new republic.
Beginning with Bismarck's forging of a nation with "iron and blood," Gatzke tells of Germany's relentless struggle for domination in Europe and in the West, its defeat in two world wars, its division, East Germany's travail, and West Germany's search for identity as a modern democratic state.
It is to the realities of these German characteristics as an evolving nation-state that Gatzke relates American foreign policy and perceptions. He recounts the American fluctuations, from favorable to hostile to friendly, as Germany's policies and fortunes changed, and he places the division of Germany in historical perspective.
Contents Introduction -- 1. Germany: The Land and the People -- 2. Germany and the United States, 1776-1914 -- 3. World War I: A Turning Point, 1914-1918 -- 4. The Weimar Republic: A Democratic Interlude, 1918-1933 -- 5. Hitler and the "Third Reich," 1933-1939 -- 6. World War II: The End of the German Reich, 1939-1945 -- 7. One Germany or Two? Occupation, 1945-1949 -- 8. The Germany of Konrad Adenauer, 1949-1963 -- 9. From Adenauer to Brandt, 1963-1974 -- 10. The German Federal Republic since 1974 -- 11. The German Democratic Republic since 1961 -- 12. Conclusion: A "Special Relationship"? -- Suggested Reading -- Index.
Geographic Area Germany
United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)5101546
(OCoLC)ocm05101546
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Gatzke, Hans W. 1915-1987.
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