United Germany: The Past, Politics, Prospects

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This landmark study describes the momentous events from 1989 to 1991 that led up to German unification, explaining how and why they happened as they did and analyzing them in relation to issues in comparative and international politics and to current theories in political science. Two specialists, one on Western Germany and the other on Eastern Germany, observers there during the period, provide the background for understanding trends in German and European politics in the early 1990s. This text focuses on current German politics, the elections, and their impact domestically, regionally, and globally.

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