Childs, David.

Germany in the Twentieth Century (RLE : German Politics). - 1 online resource (642 pages) - eBooks on Demand Routledge Library Editions: German Politics . - Routledge Library Editions: German Politics .

Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Original Title -- Original Copyright -- Contents -- Preface to the third edition -- List of abbreviations -- Maps -- 1 Germany before 1918 -- 2 From Defeat to Democratic Republic -- 3 Weimar from Crisis to Stability -- 4 Weimar Crisis and Capitulation -- 5 Hitler's Germany, 1933-39 -- 6 Phoney War, Total War and Total Defeat -- 7 Germany under Occupation -- 8 Adenauer's Germany -- 9 Ulbricht's Leninist State -- 10 East Germany in the Sixties -- 11 West Germany in the Sixties -- 12 The Social-Liberal Coalition -- 13 Kohl's First Term -- 14 German Unity Restored -- Biographies of 152 Germans, 1871-1991 -- Tables -- The Flag -- National Anthem -- Capital -- Chronology 1871-1991 -- Bibliography -- General Index -- Index of persons.

The book traces the development of Germany from the Kaiser's Reich in the 1870s to the reunited democratic state led by Helmut Kohl in the 1990s. The author begins by countering the popular view of Germany before 1914 as irredeemably reactionary, and after assessing Germany's part in the First World War, he outlines the rise and fall of the Weimar Republic. The 12 years of Hitler's destructive experiment are presented in a balanced way as part of the overall development of the country. Germany in defeat is then discussed, as is heer rebirth under Four Power occupation. The last chapters explore the two separate German states and the events leading up to the restoration of German unity.

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Germany -- History -- 20th century.


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