Soviet Policy toward East Germany Reconsidered: The Postwar Decade

By Ann L. Phillips | Go to book overview
Save to active project

Hugh Seton-Watson, The East European Revolution ( New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1951).
Henry Krisch, German Politics under Soviet Occupation ( New York: Columbia University Press, 1974), p. 19. This was the same period during which Varga's analysis of capitalism's future was being debated, indicating the uncertain propects for socialism in the West and the doubt regarding optimal strategy for dealing with the West.
The SED, however, was not one-dimensional. It was the product of two separate and very different parties. Sovietization of the party did eliminate former SPD members from critical positions, although parity between former KPD and SPD members was not officially dropped until January 1949. Some who were considered completely reliable, such as Grotewohl, were maintained in high positions. Even after the transformation of the party and the purge of "Titoists," unanimity did not prevail, as demonstrated in the 1953 challenge to Ulbricht's leadership.
The October 1946 election was a turning point in this devolopment.
Franklyn D. Holzman, International Trade under Communism: Politics and Economics ( New York: Basic Books, 1976), pp. 66-67; Alexander Gerschenkron, "'Russia's Trade in the Postwar Years," American Academy of Political and Social Science Annals ( May 1949), p. 93.
Holzman, International Trade under Communism, p. 74.
United Nations, Economic Commission for Europe, Economic Survey of Europe, 1957 ( Geneva: Economic Commission for Europe, 1958). ch. 6, p. 3.
Paul Marer, "Soviet Economic Policy in Eastern Europe," in Reorientation and Commercial Relations of the Economic of Eastern Europe ( Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1974), p. 139; Jan Wszelaki , Communist Economic Strategy: The Role of East-Central Europe ( Washington, D.C.: National Planning Association, 1959), p. 69.


Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Cite this page

Cited page

Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Soviet Policy toward East Germany Reconsidered: The Postwar Decade


Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen
/ 270

matching results for page

Cited passage

Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?