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Dinan, Desmond – Social Education, 1993
Reviews the economic restoration of West Germany through the Marshall Plan following World War II. Traces the development of the European Community from the Schuman Declaration of 1950 to the present. Contends that Germany's economy must remain closely tied to a united Europe in the post-Cold War international system. (CFR)
Descriptors: Economic Change, Economic Development, European History, Foreign Countries
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Large, David Clay – Social Education, 1993
Presents a historical review of German relations with European nations from the end of World War II until 1992. Claims that Chancellor Willy Brandt's efforts to improve East-West relations set the stage for German reunification. Contends that Germany's role in a united Europe has yet to be determined. (CFR)
Descriptors: Current Events, Diplomatic History, European History, Foreign Countries
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Lankowski, Carl – Social Education, 1993
Argues that a new political culture has developed since the 1960s in West Germany. Discusses the interest in issues related to the environment, women's rights, peace, and similar issues. Describes the development of the Green Party and its impact on mainstream political parties and the movement toward European unity. (CFR)
Descriptors: Activism, Cultural Influences, Dissent, Environment
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Hastings, William L.; Payne, Kenneth A. – Social Education, 1990
Investigates strength of national identity and degrees of democratic orientation among honors high school seniors taking advanced political science courses in 1986 in the United States and the Federal Republic of Germany. Finds West German students less tolerant of minority free speech, more fearful of consequences of dissent, and less politically…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Advanced Courses, Advanced Placement Programs, Cross Cultural Studies
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Kraemer, Dagmar – Social Education, 1993
Presents a selective chronology of three aspects of German history since World War II: the origins of the postwar division of Germany; the effects of two major policy decisions by West Germany after 1949; and the unification process after 1989. Contends that France and Germany will remain the core nations in the evolution of the European…
Descriptors: Current Events, Ethnic Groups, European History, Foreign Countries