Accession Number:

ADA110675

Title:

The German Reunification Issue: A Soviet Perspective.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

189.0

Abstract:

The question of German reunification has endured over time, conflict, and the convulsions of global power. After thirty years, the Germans are still pondering over the rent in their nations boundries and debating whether the present schism is immutable or will be reversed sometime in the future. However, the reunification issue is indeed significant beyond the scope of German cohesion-- it imports directly on international security and lies at the nexus of superpower relations. The present agitation in Poland may be the impetus for the revival of the reunification chant. This research provides an analysis of German reunification with an emphasis on the Soviet perspective. The issue is examined by reviewing the history of reunification negotiations from 1947 to present exploring the advances gained by OSTPOLITIKWESTPOLITIK studying the sentiments of the East European countries on the reunification issue discussing the inextricable linkage of the problem to the interdependence in economic relations between the Federal Republic of Germany, the German Democratic Republic, and the Soviet Union and by presaging the prospects for the ultimate realization of reunification.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE