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STRESEMANN

Gustav Stresemann (1878-1929) was the son of a well-to-do restauranteur. He worked in the family business and studied hard. After attending the Andreas Real Gymnasium in Berlin, Stresemann studied literature, philosophy, and political economy at Berlin and Leipzig. During these … Continue reading

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From Gibbon to Goebbels? The Historians’ Trajectory

Gibbon and Goebbels are not the obvious choices for comparison to Herodotus and Thucydides, but bear with me. H & T are frequently regarded as the “first historians.” They wrote the book, you might say, on how to do history. … Continue reading

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Cold War : Notes

The immediate and tangible causes of the cold war begin with World War Two itself. On July 25, 1945, two months after Germany had surrendered, the Big Three — Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin and Harry Truman — met at POTSDAM … Continue reading

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Was Ludwig Erhard the real mover and shaker in the Adenauer years?

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Considering Adenauer as a leader: Good, Bad or….indifferent?

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Did Hitler save Germany?

If Hitler had died in 1939 he would be considered the saviour of Germany in the History books. True or false?

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