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Germany's Cold War breaks new ground in this regard. It brings to American readers an in-depth view of the Cold War's impact on the policies of one of the nations at the conflict's heart; it's a view that was neglected for too long. Washington Post Book World

Germany's Cold War breaks new ground in this regard. Washington Post Book World.

germany’s cold war. Introduction On the afternoon of March 30, 1960, Hasso von Etzdorf departed from Bonn on a. .East Berlin was only to be expected at the height of the Cold War, but why did the competition spill over into such a remote corner as Kankan, Guinea?

germany’s cold war. Introduction On the afternoon of March 30, 1960, Hasso von Etzdorf departed from Bonn on a most peculiar mission. Prussian aristocrats of the old school did not often venture into the interior of West Africa; top-ranking officials of the West German Foreign Ministry did not typically go chasing after foreign heads of state. East Berlin was only to be expected at the height of the Cold War, but why did the competition spill over into such a remote corner as Kankan, Guinea?

William Glenn Gray has taken one of the centerpieces of the Bonn Republic's diplomacy, the Hallstein Doctrine, and .

Gray's book does a masterful job of elucidating a key part of the Cold War. In looking at the Cold War in Europe, historians, both academic and popular/armchair, often overlook what America's allies were doing as they fought their own fronts in the larger Cold War.

It is an essential contribution to our understanding of the twentieth-century history of German foreign policy. Thomas Schwartz, Vanderbilt University.

Germany's Cold War unfolds as a chronological narrative divided into eight compact chapters in which Gray examines "the ever changing nature of East and West German strategy against the shifting context of the Cold War" (p. 5). Four layers of analysis run through these chapters. First, Gray looks at the relationships between the two German states and the countries of the developing world. Strategic and tactical considerations dominate this level of analysis.

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Using newly available material from both sides of the Iron Curtain, William Glenn Gray explores West Germany's efforts to prevent international acceptance of East Germany as a legitimate state following World War II. Unwilling to accept the division of their country, West German leaders regarded the German Democratic Republic (GDR) as an illegitimate upstart--a puppet of the occupying Soviet forces. Together with France, Britain, and the United States, West Germany applied political and financial pressure around the globe to ensure that the GDR remain unrecognized by all countries outside the communist camp. Proclamations of ideological solidarity and narrowly targeted bursts of aid gave the GDR momentary leverage in such diverse countries as Egypt, Iraq, Ghana, and Indonesia; yet West Germany's intimidation tactics, coupled with its vastly superior economic resources, blocked any decisive East German breakthrough. Gray argues that Bonn's isolation campaign was dropped not for want of success, but as a result of changes in West German priorities as the struggle against East Germany came to hamper efforts at reconciliation with Israel, Poland, and Yugoslavia--all countries of special relevance to Germany's recent past. Interest in a morally grounded diplomacy, together with the growing conviction that the GDR could no longer be ignored, led to the abandonment of Bonn's effective but outdated efforts to hinder worldwide recognition of the East German regime.
Germany's Cold War: The Global Campaign to Isolate East Germany, 1949-1969 download epub
Politics & Government
Author: William Glenn Gray
ISBN: 0807827584
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Language: English
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; New edition edition (March 3, 2003)
Pages: 368 pages