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Author Junker, Detlef
Title The United States and Germany in the Era of the Cold War, 1945–1990 : A Handbook
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Series Publications of the German Historical Institute
Publications of the German Historical Institute
Note COVER -- HALF-TITLE -- SERIES-TITLE -- TITLE -- COPYRIGHT -- CONTENTS -- LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS FOR VOLUMES 1 AND 2 -- PREFACE -- INTRODUCTION: Politics, Security, Economics, Culture, and Society -- the united states and germany in the twentieth century -- the presence of the past -- dual containment -- international economic crises, multipolarity, and the second cold war -- arrival in the west: american influence on society and culture in the federal republic -- POLITICS -- "No Harder Enterprise" -- american perspectives, 1945-1968 -- german perspectives, 1945-1968 -- no stunde null -- a "golden age"? -- costs -- conclusion -- suggestions for further reading -- chapter one The Allied Council of Foreign Ministers Conferences and the German Question, 1945-1947 -- the potsdam conference and the council of foreign ministers -- from alliance to containment -- finalizing german national division -- chapter two The United States in the Allied Control Council -- chapter three Supervised Democratization -- allied tensions as the motor of democratization -- territorial and administrative reorganization -- political parties, elections, state constitutions -- chapter four Life Rewarded the Latecomers -- american plans for denazification -- from rigorous purges to mass rehabilitation -- consequences of denazification for west german society -- chapter five The Marshall Plan and the Origins of the Cold War -- chapter six Winning the Peace -- switching enemies -- partnership -- persisting doubts -- chapter seven The United States and the Founding of the Federal Republic, 1948-1949 -- chapter eight From Occupation to Alliance -- enemies become friends: the united states and the federal republic, 1949-1955 -- friendship through integration: leaders and the transnational public -- chapter nine Rollback
chapter ten From Supreme Authority to Reserved Rights and Responsibilities -- supreme authority -- "reserved rights and responsibilities" -- the bonn and paris agreements -- greater berlin -- conclusion -- chapter eleven Germany Between the Superpowers, 1948-1968 -- from four power control to partition -- the integration of the successor states -- easing tensions -- chapter twelve The United States and the German Question, 1949-1968 -- chapter thirteen Divided Loyalties in Transatlantic Policy Toward Europe -- the united states, europe, and germany: the fundamental link between european and german policy -- the period of military occupation (1945-1949) -- the 1950s -- the 1960s -- efforts to forge a transatlantic consensus -- chapter fourteen The U.S. Congress and German-American Relations -- chapter fifteen Political Parties and German-American Relations -- chapter sixteen Personalities and Politics -- james bryant conant (may 1955-february 1957) -- david k. e. bruce (april 1957-october 1959) -- walter cecil dowling (november 1959-april 1963) -- george crews mcghee (may 1963-may 1968) -- conclusion -- chapter seventeen The Ambassadors of the Federal Republic of Germany in Washington, 1955-1968 -- heinz l. krekeler (1950-8) -- wilhelm g. grewe (1958-62) -- karl heinrich knappstein (1962-8) -- conclusion -- chapter eighteen Berlin -- chapter nineteen "Little Room for Maneuver" -- SECURITY -- Security Through Deterrence? -- the primacy of security policy -- the european context -- the american-soviet context -- the information factor -- the technology factor -- defeated germany as a security problem (1945-50) -- the shift in defense policy of 1950 -- global readiness for war in peacetime (1950-61) -- the kennedy and johnson era (1961-8) -- suggestions for further reading -- chapter one Overcast, Paperclip, Osoaviakhim
chapter two The Dilemmas of Dual Containment -- chapter three Partners in Defense -- the rearmament calculus -- from the european defense community to the "nato solution" -- birth of the bundeswehr -- bonn as nato's continental anchor -- chapter four Variable Architectures for War and Peace -- redeployment and reorganization: 1945-50 -- war in korea and augmentation in europe -- conventional forces and unconventional weapons -- reinforcement and relocation -- declining dollars and dual basing: 1966-9 -- the war in southwest asia and the end of the cold war -- conclusion -- chapter five The Shifting Military Balance in Central Europe -- the glaring conventional military weakness of the west -- the militarization of nato -- western reliance on nuclear weapons -- soviet military power under stalin and khrushchev -- western "flexible response" -- soviet-warsaw pact military power under brezhnev-kosygin -- the situation in 1968 -- chapter six NATO Strategy and the German-American Relationship -- the original bargain: forward defense -- a sword/shield strategy -- the pause concept, the berlin crisis, and flexible response -- chapter seven German-American Disagreements over Arms-Control Policy -- arms control as an element of international politics -- protection from germany through complete disarmament -- security with and from germany: arms control through integration -- germany's accession to nato and the western interest in détente -- the debate on military strategy and disengagement -- the change in american strategy and the policy of détente -- the mlf project and the nato crisis -- the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons -- chapter eight The Origins of Intelligence Cooperation Between the United States and West Germany -- ECONOMICS -- From Enlightened Hegemony to Partnership -- growth of the western world economy
the west german economy and american occupation -- the marshall plan as a lever -- the federal republic's path toward economic equality -- suggestions for further reading -- chapter one From Weakening an Enemy to Strengthening an Ally -- planning and decisions by the victorious powers, 1941-7 -- reparations policy in west germany, 1945-53 -- reparations, individual compensation, and restitution since 1953 -- economic interests of the united states: reparations and debt repayment -- the scope of west german payments -- american reparations policy: some conclusions -- chapter two Restructuring and Support -- from european economic revolution to the reconstruction of traditional trade patterns -- plans and realities -- foreign trade in a straitjacket -- chapter three From Decartelization to Reconcentration -- chapter four Opting for the Structural Break -- introduction -- the antecedents of the currency reform -- the currency reform -- the consequences of the currency reform -- the currency reform as myth -- chapter five The Marshall Plan -- the historical significance of the marshall plan -- the objectives -- the implementation of the european recovery program -- the effects of the marshall plan -- chapter six Protégé and Partner -- west german contributions to the institutional foundation of the liberal world economic system, 1947-51 -- toward the euro-atlantic world economy, 1951-8 -- the 1960s: from the multilateral to the bipolar world economy? -- conclusion -- chapter seven American and German Trade Relations -- the "world exports champion" and the "runner-up" -- bilateral trade relations: a process of german emancipation -- The Protectionism Thesis -- The Reconstruction Thesis -- The Monetary Thesis -- The Direct Investment Thesis -- ideology and economics: east-west trade -- conclusion
chapter eight Technology and the Construction of the Alliance -- technology as a spoil of war: 1945-7/8 -- rebuilding technological relationships: 1947/8-55 -- partners in technology and alliance: 1955-68 -- conclusion -- chapter nine Occupation Costs, Stationing Costs, Offset Payments -- occupation costs -- stationing costs, 1955-8 -- negotiations on offset payments -- chapter ten From Reconstruction Aid to Capital Interlocking -- long-term capital exports as an element of international economic integration -- preconditions for the resumption of dirict investment after world war ii -- development and determinants of direct investment between the united states and germany -- the development of portfolio capital flow between germany and the united states -- conclusion -- chapter eleven German and American Economic and Monetary Policy -- introduction -- economic trends, 1945-68 -- concepts and aims of economic policy -- ordnungspolitik -- prozesspolitik -- monetary policy -- conclusion -- chapter twelve The Influence of the United States on German Economic Thought -- the americanization of economics -- european brain drain and american innovation -- ordoliberalism and the social market economy -- the influence of the neoclassical synthesis in germany -- "we are all keynesians now" -- outlook -- CULTURE -- A New Start and Old Prejudices -- the cold war as culture -- reeducation and the german intellectuals -- emigrants as mediators -- cultural policy during the cold war -- a questionable partnership -- the 1960s -- suggestions for further reading -- chapter one U.S. Cultural Policy and German Culture During the American Occupation -- chapter two American Influences on the German Educational System -- a confused start -- a "one best system" mentality -- from reeducation to reorientation -- conclusion
chapter three American Cultural Policy in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1949-1968
A multi-author work that looks at all aspects of German-American relations since 1945
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Junker, Detlef The United States and Germany in the Era of the Cold War, 1945–1990: Volume 1, 1945–1968 Cambridge : Cambridge University Press,c2004 9780521791120
Subject United States--Relations--Germany
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Alt Author Gassert, Philipp
Mausbach, Wilfried
Morris, David B
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