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Democratic transition in eastern Germany

Graham Timmins

Democratic transition in eastern Germany

the elections of March 1990

by Graham Timmins

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Published by Lorton House in [Glasgow?] .
Written in English


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StatementGraham Timmins.
SeriesLorton papers -- 3
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Open LibraryOL20564932M

Why the state elections in eastern Germany are important Elections on Sunday in Saxony and neighboring Brandenburg, two states in the former East Germany, have the entire country holding its .   In eastern Germany, nostalgia for communism Instead, they say, the German Democratic Republic (GDR) was a well-intentioned, if flawed, experiment in . Germany - Germany - Demographic trends: After World War II Germany received more than 12 million refugees and expellees from former German territory east of the Oder and from areas with substantial German ethnic populations in central and eastern Europe. These numbers were swollen by the ranks of “displaced persons”—non-Germans unwilling to return to their former homelands. In his book Varieties of Transition: The East European and East German Tradition, Claus Offe describes the causes behind the fall of the Eastern European socialist states, and the factors that must be met in order for the growth of strong capitalist states to be made possible without the advent of corruption or self-destructive tendencies. Offe.


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