Accession Number:

AD0734373

Title:

East Germany's Politics in the Decade Ahead,

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INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA INTERNATIONAL AND SOCIAL STUDIES DIV

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Report Date:

1970-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

East Germany is today the most totalitarian state in the Soviet bloc, the most loyal of soviet allies, and the most defensively intransigent agent in European politics. This is due to such factors as Ulbrichts longevity, his Stalinist political personality, and his near-absolute domination of the East German leadership. Equally important is the GDRs lack of international recognition. However, West Germanys attitude toward GDR recognition is changing under Brandts leadership. If this trend continues, the decade ahead may witness a transition of East German politics from isolation and hostile confrontation to coexistence and cooperation in the European international arena, with some liberalizing fall-out upon the domestic political process. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE