Here is a concise introduction to the process which led to the division of Germany in 1949, and its reunification in 1990. While Germany is now politically united, it is still economically, socially and culturally divided along the east-west axis, and this book explores these problems facing post-unification Germany.
Niven and Thomaneck examine all the key issues, including:
*the role of the Allies in the post-war division of GErmany, and the question of blame for the division
*the integration of West and East Germany into their respective blocs
*the process of unification in 1990
*the problems of integrating east and west after 1990
*Germany's Nazi and socialist past
*the move toward the "Berlin Republic"