German Revisionism

German Revisionism

Author: Poland. Ambasada (U.S.)

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:32000009199094

Category: Catholics

Page: 30

View: 607

"The material in the following pages indicates the spirit of national unity with which the Roman Catholic clergy and laity of People's Poland confront attempts by officials of the Bonn Government of Western Germany and elsewhere to stimulate the spirit of revenge and to conscript a new Wehrmacht for another 'Drang nach Osten' aimed at peace and the western territories of Poland."--P. [1].

Territorial Revisionism and the Allies of Germany in the Second World War

Territorial Revisionism and the Allies of Germany in the Second World War

Author: Marina Cattaruzza

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857457394

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 766

A few years after the Nazis came to power in Germany, an alliance of states and nationalistic movements formed, revolving around the German axis. That alliance, the states involved, and the interplay between their territorial aims and those of Germany during the interwar period and World War II are at the core of this volume. This "territorial revisionism" came to include all manner of political and military measures that attempted to change existing borders. Taking into account not just interethnic relations but also the motivations of states and nationalizing ethnocratic ruling elites, this volume reconceptualizes the history of East Central Europe during World War II. In so doing, it presents a clearer understanding of some of the central topics in the history of the war itself and offers an alternative to standard German accounts of the period and East European national histories.

German Minorities and the Third Reich

German Minorities and the Third Reich

Author: Anthony Tihamer Komjathy

Publisher: Holmes & Meier Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015005278729

Category: History

Page: 217

View: 775

This book assesses the role of German minorities in East Central Europe before World War 2. Generalisations made under the influence of wartime propaganda created a stereotype of German minority behaviour according to which all ethnic Germans were fanatical supporters of Hitler, promoters of Nazism and obedient servants of the Third Reich's imperialistic foreign policy. These accusations were used to justify their mass expulsion after the war. The ethnic Germans defended themselves with counter accusations stating that they were the victims of prejudicial generalisations.

Politics and Government in the Visegrad Countries

Politics and Government in the Visegrad Countries

Author: J. Fitzmaurice

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230373228

Category: Political Science

Page: 202

View: 812

The book aims to offer an accessible, comprehensive and up-to-date one volume comparative overview of the systems of government and politics in the four main countries of central Europe. It will be of use to courses in modern history, politics and government and international relations that wish to integrate study of these future EU members into their courses. It will also be useful to politicians, businessmen and experts who need a handy introduction to the politics of the region. All of the key institutions are analyzed to trace the evolution of these countries from part of the Soviet bloc to independent democratic states. The role of civil society in the period of transition and the countries' future prospects at the heart of Europe are analyzed.

Orphans Of Versailles

Orphans Of Versailles

Author: Richard Blanke

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813161396

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 408

The lands Germany ceded to Poland after World War I included more than one million ethnic Germans for whom the change meant a sharp reversal of roles. The Polish government now confronted a German minority in a region where power relationships had been the other way around for more than a century. Orphans of Versailles examines the complex psychological and political situation of Germans consigned to Poland, their treatment by the Polish government and society, their diverse strategies for survival, their place in international relations, and the impact of National Socialism. Not a one-sided study of victimization, this book treats the contributions of both the Polish state and the German minority to the conflict that culminated in their mutual destruction. Based largely on research in European archives, it sheds new light on a key aspect of German-Polish relations, one that was long overshadowed by concern over the German revanchist threat and the hostility that subsequently dominated the German-Polish relationship. Thanks to the new political situation in central Europe, however, this topic can finally be addressed evenhandedly.

German Social Democracy, 1905-1917

German Social Democracy, 1905-1917

Author: Carl E. Schorske

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674351258

Category: History

Page: 378

View: 871

No political parties of present-day Germany are separated by a wider gulf than the two parties of labor, one democratic and reformist, the other totalitarian and socialist-revolutionary. Social Democrats and Communists today face each other as bitter political enemies across the front lines of the Cold War; yet they share a common origin in the Social Democratic Party of Imperial Germany. How did they come to go separate ways? By what process did the old party break apart? How did the prewar party prepare the ground for the dissolution of the labor movement in World War I, and for the subsequent extension of Leninism into Germany? To answer these questions is the purpose of Carl Schorske's study.

The Question of German Unification

The Question of German Unification

Author: Imanuel Geiss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136185755

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 818

The course of recent German history has been volatile. Events in Eastern Europe, the collapse of European Communism and German Re-Unification has brought issues of Germany's status into the arena of world politics. The Question of German Unification presents an introduction to the last two hundred years of German history and addresses questions raised by the status of Germany as a single or split national state. Imanuel Geiss: * argues that Germany has fluctuated all too frequently, and catastrophically, between being the power centre of Europe or a power vacuum * describes the special features of German history and looks at Germany within a European framework * analyses the political, economic and social aspects of German Nationalism as well as the impact of the collapse of Communism on Germany, through detailing long-term structures and processes * includes discussion of recent political events as well as a chronology and further reading. Imanuel Geiss reflects on the irrationalities of German history, surveys how they have been explained by historians, and provides a succinct and readable account of the complex issues involved.

Territorial Revisionism and the Allies of Germany in the Second World War

Territorial Revisionism and the Allies of Germany in the Second World War

Author: Marina Cattaruzza

Publisher:

ISBN: 0857457381

Category: History

Page: 210

View: 600

A few years after the Nazis came to power in Germany, an alliance of states and nationalistic movements formed, revolving around the German axis. That alliance, the states involved, and the interplay between their territorial aims and those of Germany during the interwar period and World War II are at the core of this volume. This "territorial revisionism" came to include all manner of political and military measures that attempted to change existing borders. Taking into account not just interethnic relations but also the motivations of states and nationalizing ethnocratic ruling elites, this volume reconceptualizes the history of East Central Europe during World War II. In so doing, it presents a clearer understanding of some of the central topics in the history of the war itself and offers an alternative to standard German accounts of the period and East European national histories.