Soviet Policy toward East Germany Reconsidered: The Postwar Decade

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John Backer, The Decision to Divide Germany ( Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1978), pp. 171- 78. Backer does not attribute the division to a grand design an either side.
Die sowjetische Hand in der deutschen Wirtschaft ( Bonn: Bonner Berichte, 1952) makes a case for 1946. Vladimir Rudolph, "The Administrative Organization of Soviet Control," in Soviet Economic Policy in Postwar Germany, ed. by Robert M. Slusser ( New York: Research Program on the USSR, 1953), considers 1947 the critical year. The following sources consider 1948 the decisive year: Manuel Gottlieb, The German Peace Settlement and the Berlin Crisis ( New York: Paine-Whitman, 1960); Jonathan Steele, Socialism with a German Face ( London: Johathan Cape, 1970); Carola Stern, Porträt einer bolschewistischen Partei ( Cologne: Verlag für Politik und Wirtschaft, 1957); David Dallin, Soviet Foreign Policy after Stalin ( New York: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1961); Viktor N. Beletskii, Die Politik der Sowjetunion in den deutschen Angelegenheiten in der Nachkriegszeit, 1945-1976 ( Berlin: Staatsverlag der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik, 1977); Walter Laqueur , Russia and Germany: A Century of Conflict ( Boston: Little, Brown and Co. 1965); Karl C. Thalheim, "Die sowjetische Besatzungszone Deutschlands," in Die Sowjetisierug Ost-Mitteleuropa, ed. by Ernst Birke ( Frankfurt am Main: Alfred Metzner Verlag, 1959).
Konstantin Pritzel, Die wirtschaftliche Integration der sowjetischen Besatzungszone Deutschlands in den Ostblock und ihre politischen aspekte ( Bonn: Deutscher Bundes-Verlag, 1962); Boris Meissner, Russ­ land, die Westmachte und Deutschland: Die sowietische Deutschelandpolitik, 1943-1953 ( Hamburg: H. H. Nolke Verlag, 1953).
Victor Baras, "Stalin's German Policy after Stalin," Slavic Review ( June 1978); Peter Bender, "The Special Case of East Germany," Studies in Comparative Communism ( April 1969); Melvin Croan, "Reality and Illusion in Sovier-German Relation," Survey (October 1962); Eber Schulz, "Dei DDR als Element der sow­ jetischen Westeurope-Politik," Europa Archive 27 (25 Decembern 1972); Gerhard Wettig, Die Parole der nation­ alen Einheit in der sowietischen Deutschlandpolitik, 1942-1967 ( Cologne: Berichte des Bundesinstitus fur


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