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HIST 391W Germany in the Cold War (4)

This course examines Germany's socioeconomic, political and cultural development during the Cold War.  It examines the division of the country following the collapse of the Third Reich in 1945, the emergence of the capitalist Federal Republic in the West and the communist Democratic Republic in the East, and the factors that led to the collapse of the East and national reunification in 1990.  The course raises questions about the essential features of "democratic capitalism" and "totalitarian-socialism," and it sets the German experience in a broad European context.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Writing-centered; Arts & Humanities; World Engagement: DV; PDE
  • Offering: Spring
  • Instructor: Smaldone

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