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GERMANY AND THE GERMANS: Resurrection and Transformation

Video: In 1948 the defeat of the Russian blockade of Berlin pushed the United States into the first steps of creating an independent German state. It was only three years after the defeat of Hitler and the horrors of the Holocaust. But America needed West Germany as an ally In the Cold War against the Soviets. The German state was reborn as a political any military satellite of America. In 1998 Germany has been reunited, the Cold War is over, the Germans are struggling with the global economy, and Berlin is being rebuilt as the capital of Germany. What is the future of this provocative nation in an age when neither Russia nor America control the show?

Date: 06/16/1998

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