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Entspannung in Europa. Die Bundesrepublik Deutschland und der Warschauer Pakt 1966 bis 1975

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Book Series: Zeitgeschichte im Gespräch ISSN: 2190-2054 ISBN: 9783486856361 Year: Volume: 19 Pages: 131 DOI: 10.1524/9783486856361 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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Gottfried Niedhart analyzes the key role played by West Germany in the process of dètente in Europe, which was understood by the West German political coalitions in power during this period as a means of transcending the status quo. At the same time, he explains the policies of the Warsaw Pact, whose members, unlike West Germany, saw dètente as a means of preserving the status quo.

Akten zur Auswärtigen Politik der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 1983

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ISSN: 2192-2454 ISBN: 9783486748505 Year: Pages: 2105 DOI: 10.1524/9783486748505 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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1983 was one of the tensest years of the Cold War. This volume publishes 389 documents for the first time that reveal West Germany`s efforts to maintain East-West dialogue in the face of intensified confrontation between the two blocs and to prevent collapse of the process of European unification. Among the successes were the decision for a follow-up CSCE conference in Madrid and the continuation of the special relationship with the East Germany.

Akten zur Auswärtigen Politik der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 1984

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ISSN: 2192-2454 ISBN: 9783110345766 Year: Pages: 1839 DOI: 10.1515/9783110345766 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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1984 marked a low point in East-West relations. NATO`s deployment of medium-range nuclear missiles in Western Europe as well as the announcement of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) led to a ratcheting up of tensions. The CDE, a conference that sought to build confidence and promote disarmament, first convened in Stockholm in 1984, yet it was not possible to break the deadlock in negotiations over nuclear weapons until after the death of Andropov and Reagan`s election victory. West Germany and France expanded their cooperation during this period as they sought greater European integration as well as the strengthening of the Western European Union (WEU). The West German government in Bonn came under pressure following reports that German firms had assisted Iraq with chemical weapons production. It was also criticized for considering the delivery of tanks to Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, a growing number of East Germans were taking refuge in Western embassies, seeking to escape the Eastern bloc. This fanned tensions between East and West bowing to Soviet pressure, the East German head of state, Erich Honecker, cancelled a trip to West Germany. The difficult historical burden borne by West Germany was evident during the D-Day memorial ceremony in Normandy as well as during the memorial service attended by Helmut Kohl and François Mitterrand in Verdun. West Germany was exhorted by many nations to shun revanchism and Pangermanism. The 357 documents made available for the first time in this collection address a range of other topics, including the assassination of Indira Gandhi, the wars in Lebanon and the Pesian Gulf, the conflicts in Central America, and the Polish Crisis.

Diplomatie mit Gefühl. Vertrauen, Misstrauen und die Außenpolitik der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

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Book Series: Zeitgeschichte im Gespräch ISSN: 2190-2054 ISBN: 9783486859089 Year: Volume: 21 Pages: 110 DOI: 10.1515/9783486859089 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History --- Political Science
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Following the Second World War, Germany no longer enjoyed the trust of other nations. What did West Germany do to rebuild confidence? What was the role of trust, mistrust, and supervision during the East-West conflict as West Germany was integrated into the Western alliance, and how did they affect international relations between the two blocs? This study examines personal ties, rhetorical strategies, and institutional connections.

Die Bundesrepublik im KSZE-Prozess 1975-1983. Die Umkehrung der Diplomatie

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Book Series: Quellen und Darstellungen zur Zeitgeschichte ISSN: 0481-3545 ISBN: 9783110345476 Year: Volume: 105 Pages: 603 DOI: 10.1515/9783110345476 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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West Germany`s policy toward the CSCE following the Helsinki conference was shaped by the subsequent meetings in Belgrade (1977) and Madrid (1980) as well as further Expert Meetings. The study shows how important the CSCE process was for Bonn as an instrument for crisis management against the backdrop of deteriorating international relations, to preserve East-West dètente, and to make the Iron Curtain more permeable.

Frieden durch Kommunikation. Das System Genscher und die Entspannungspolitik im Zweiten Kalten Krieg 1979–1982/83

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Book Series: Studien zur Zeitgeschichte ISSN: 2192-0761 ISBN: 9783110404692 Year: Volume: 88 Pages: 393,00 DOI: 10.1515/9783110404692 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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At the end of the 1970s West Germany`s foreign minister Genscher faced the challenge of defending the Social-Liberal coalition`s policy of dètente against the approaching Second Cold War.‎ The unique features of his communication policy were demonstrated in his responses to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the Polish crisis. The author sees the basis for his long-term success as stemming from a specific Genscher system.

Vergil's Political Commentary in the Eclogues, Georgics and Aeneid

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ISBN: 9783110426427 9783110456134 Year: Pages: 183 DOI: 10.1515/9783110426427 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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In the book titled Vergil's political commentary in Eclogues, Georgics and Aeneid, the author examines Vergil’s political views by analyzing the whole of the poet’s work. He introduces the notion of the functional model suggesting that the poet often used this instrument when making a political statement. New interpretations of a number of the Eclogues and passages of the Georgics and the Aeneid are suggested and the author concludes that Vergil’s political engagement is visible in much of his work. During his whole career the poet was consistent in his views on several major political themes. These varied from, the distress caused by the violation of the countryside during and after the expropriations in the 40s B.C., to the horrors of the civil war and the violence of war in general, and the necessity of strong leadership. Vergil hoped and expected that Octavian would establish peace and order, and he supported a form of hereditary kingship for which he considered Octavian a suitable candidate. He held Cleopatra in high regard, and he appreciated a more meaningful role for women in society. Vergil wrote poetry that supported Augustus, but he had also the courage to criticize Octavian and his policies. He was a commentator with an independent mind and was not a member of Augustus’ putative propaganda machine.

Auf der Suche nach einem anderen Deutschland. Das Verhältnis Frankreichs zur DDR im Spannungsfeld von Perzeption und Diplomatie

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Book Series: Studien zur Zeitgeschichte ISSN: 2192-0761 ISBN: 9783486719314 Year: Volume: 86 Pages: 573 DOI: 10.1524/9783486719314 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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In France, the notion of the other Germany was at once myth and model. How else do we explain France's intensive contact with East Germany? Using a broad range of sources, Christian Wenkel examines the basic specifics of France-East German relations and analyzes the genesis and evolution of ties at the economic, cultural, parliamentary, and political levels.

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