Presidential Scholars Theses (1990 – 2006)

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Open Access Presidential Scholars Thesis

Abstract

This paper will look at the history of German relations with the East in an attempt to gain insight into the future of German-East European relations. Change and continuity in German relations with the East from the original German colonization of Eastern Europe during the Middle Ages until the present will be examined. Special attention will be paid to the historical, geographical, and economic factors that have influenced German behavior. The paper will attempt to show that the East has always held an attraction and fascination for the Germans, an attraction that has often led to German efforts to dominate the region. These efforts culminated in what was to become World War II. Post-1945 German diplomatic relations with the East will also be examined in an effort to show that despite more limited diplomatic options in a bipolarized Europe, the FRG nevertheless maintained an "affinity" for the East. Finally, present-day relations, as well as prospects for future relations between Germany and the East will be examined.

Date of Award

1991

Department

Department of Political Science

Presidential Scholar Designation

A paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation Presidential Scholar

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Date Original

1991

Object Description

1 PDF file (63 pages)

Date Digital

3-6-2018

Copyright

©1991 - Brian L. Kessel

Type

document

Language

EN

File Format

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