Marshall, Barbara.

The Origins of Post-War German Politics (RLE : German Politics). - 1 online resource (364 pages) - eBooks on Demand Routledge Library Editions: German Politics . - Routledge Library Editions: German Politics .

Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Original Title -- Original Copyright -- Contents -- Abbreviations -- Preface -- Introduction -- I Britain and the Occupation of Germany -- War-time Planning for Germany -- The London End of the Occupation -- The Place of 'Germany' in Britain's Post-War International Obligations 1945-47 -- The Control Office for Germany and Austria -- The British Move to Germany -- The End of the War and the Establishment of Military Government in the Zone -- The CCG in Germany -- German Preparations for the End of the War and Allied Occupation -- The British in Hanover -- II Local Life under Military Government during the 'Interregnum': April - August 1945 -- The Restoration of Law and Order -- The Restoration of Basic Services and Supplies -- The Beginning of the German Administration -- Denazification -- III First Political Developments during the 'Interregnum' -- The Local Political Background -- British Attitudes -- The Committee for Reconstruction -- Works Councils and Trade Unions -- The Political Parties -- IV The Democratisation of Local Government -- British Attitudes -- Policies Implemented -- Changes in the Local Constitution and the Civil Service -- Decentralisation -- Reforms Tested: Local Politics 1945/46 -- V The Organisational Framework -- Works Councils -- Trade Unions -- Organisation -- Trade Unions and Chambers of Industry and Commerce -- The Trade Unions and Living Conditions -- VI The Political Parties -- The SPD -- The Licensing Process and the State of the Party -- Schumacher's Vision of a 'New Party': a Summary -- The Reception of Schumacher's Ideas at the Local Level -- The SPD in the Town Council -- The Other Parties -- The KPD -- The CDU -- The FDP -- The NLP -- VII Conclusions -- Appendices -- References -- Index.

This book discusses how the allies worked towards determining the political future of a defeated Germany. It oulines how the deep ideological divisions within the allied forces ultimately resulted in the division of Germany and discusses how indigenous political movements were impeded by a deeply felt distrust of German nationalism in all organisations. Yes these considerations are seen in the context of the masive logistical problems faced by the allies in restoring order to the chaos of war-ravaged Germany. Focusing on the experiences of Hanover, the book illustrates how post-war German politics are the result of a coalescence of distinct and at times even contradictory ideologies and interests, emphasising how the German political scene can only be understood in terms of the mutual interaction of personalities, beliefs and economics and of indigenous and foreign influences.


Germany (West) - Politics and government.

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