Tag Archives: Post-War Germany

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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Why the Wirtschaftswunder?

What were the causes of the Wirtschaftswunder, the so-called “economic miracle” of transformation from Germany’s defeated chaos in 1945 to being –as “West Germany”- one of the economically strongest nations in the world by 1960?

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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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