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The Path To The Berlin Wall : Critical Stages in the History of Divided Germany

By: Wilke, Manfred.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York, NY : Berghahn Books, 2014Description: 1 online resource (374 p.).ISBN: 9781782382898.Subject(s): Berlin wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989 | German reunification question (1949-1990) | Germany (East) -- Boundaries -- Germany (West) | Germany (East) -- History | Germany (East) -- Politics and government | Germany (East) -- Social conditions | Germany (West) -- Boundaries -- Germany (East)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Path To The Berlin Wall : Critical Stages in the History of Divided GermanyDDC classification: 943.087 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Foreword; Abbreviations; Map of Germany; Map of Berlin; Introduction; Part I; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Part II; Chapter 6; Chapter 7; Chapter 8; Chapter 9; Chapter 10; Chapter 11; Chapter 12; Chapter 13; Chapter 14; Chapter 15; Chapter 16; Part III; Chapter 17; Chapter 18; Chapter 19; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index of Persons
Summary: The long path to the Berlin Wall began in 1945, when Josef Stalin instructed the Communist Party to take power in the Soviet occupation zone while the three Western allies secured their areas of influence. When Germany was split into separate states in 1949, Berlin remained divided into four sectors, with West Berlin surrounded by the GDR but lingering as a captivating showcase for Western values and goods. Following a failed Soviet attempt to expel the allies from West Berlin with a blockade in 1948-49, a second crisis ensued from 1958-61, during which the Soviet Union demanded once and for
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Contents; Foreword; Abbreviations; Map of Germany; Map of Berlin; Introduction; Part I; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Part II; Chapter 6; Chapter 7; Chapter 8; Chapter 9; Chapter 10; Chapter 11; Chapter 12; Chapter 13; Chapter 14; Chapter 15; Chapter 16; Part III; Chapter 17; Chapter 18; Chapter 19; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index of Persons

The long path to the Berlin Wall began in 1945, when Josef Stalin instructed the Communist Party to take power in the Soviet occupation zone while the three Western allies secured their areas of influence. When Germany was split into separate states in 1949, Berlin remained divided into four sectors, with West Berlin surrounded by the GDR but lingering as a captivating showcase for Western values and goods. Following a failed Soviet attempt to expel the allies from West Berlin with a blockade in 1948-49, a second crisis ensued from 1958-61, during which the Soviet Union demanded once and for

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<p>Born in 1941 in Kassel, Germany, Manfred Wilke received his PhD in economic and social sciences from the University of Bremen in 1976 and his post-doctoral degree in sociology from Freie Universität Berlin in 1981. From 1985-2006, he was Professor of Sociology at the Berlin School of Economics, during which he participated in both Enquête Commissions of the German Bundestag on the history of the SED dictatorship. He also served as Research Director of the Research Association on the SED State at Freie Universität Berlin from 1992-2006.</p>

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