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Author Balfour, Michael, 1908-1995.

Title Germany : the tides of power / Michael Balfour
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1992

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Description vii, 271 pages : map ; 25 cm
Contents 1. From Tribe to National State: The First Reich -- 2. The Second Reich: 1871-1918 -- 3. The First Attempt at Democracy: 1918-1933 -- 4. The Third Reich: 1933-1945 -- 5. The Post-War Settlement: 1945 -- 6. Towards Two Germanies: 1945-1948 -- 7. Crisis and Miracle: 1948-1949 -- 8. The German Republics Are Founded: 1948-1949 -- 9. Rearmament and the Restoration of Sovereignty: 1949-1955 -- 10. Adenauer's High Noon: 1955-1961 -- 11. The Erhard Interlude: 1961-1966 -- 12. The Great Coalition: 1966-1969 -- 13. The Brandt Government: 1969-1974 -- 14. The Schmidt Government: 1974-1982 -- 15. The Kohl Government: 1982-1989 -- 16. The Impossible Happens: 1989-1990 -- 17. What Now? -- Annexe: The current voting system for Federal Elections
Summary In Germany: The Tides of Power, Michael Balfour sets out to explain the factors which have shaped the German social, political and economic character. Tracing the movement of power from the Middle Ages onwards, he seeks to lead the reader to an understanding of modern Germany - why Germany precipitated, and lost, two major wars this century; how the astonishing growth of wealth over the last half-century was achieved; the meaning behind the recent unification of Germany. As German economic expansion continues into the 1990's, Professor Balfour discusses the power held by this technologically advanced nation - and considers the acceptance of this power by the rest of the world
Analysis Germany
Politics History, 1871-
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-264) and index
Subject Germany (West) -- Politics and government.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1945-
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1945-1990.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1990-
Germany -- Politics and government.
LC no. 91041075
ISBN 0415067871
041506788X (paperback)