Germans to the Front: West German Rearmament in the Adenauer by David Clay Large

By David Clay Large

In Germans to the Front, David huge charts the trail from Germany's overall demilitarization instantly after global battle II to the looks of the Bundeswehr, the West German military, in 1956. The publication is the 1st finished research in English of West German rearmament in this severe interval. Large's research of the advanced interaction among the diplomatic and household elements of the rearmament debate illuminates key parts within the improvement of the chilly warfare and in Germany's ongoing trouble in formulating a task for itself at the foreign scene.

Rearmament significantly verified West Germany's new parliamentary associations, dramatically outlined rising energy relationships in German politics, and posed a vital problem for the NATO alliance. even though the institution of the Bundeswehr finally helped stabilize the kingdom, the acrimony surrounding its formation generated deep divisions in German society that endured lengthy after the military took the sphere. based on huge, the clash was once so sour simply because rearmament compelled a war of words with basic questions of nationwide identification and demanded a painful reckoning with the past.

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The Only Way Out 111 6. The Politics of Equality 130 7. Treaty Ratification in West Germany 154 8. Scharnhorst Revisited: The Politics of Military Reform 176 Part 3. NATO And The Bundeswehr 9. The NATO Solution 205 10. The Bundeswehr Is Born 234 Conclusion 265 Notes 271 Index 311 Page ix ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This book has taken longer to complete than it took to rearm West Germany. During the seemingly eternal process of researching and writing it I have become indebted to the institutions that helped finance my work.

Publisher : University of North Carolina Press isbn10 | asin : 0807822353 print isbn13 : 9780807822357 ebook isbn13 : 9780807862742 language : English subject Germany (West)--Defenses, Germany (West)--Politics and government, Germany (West)--Foreign relations. 033043/09045 subject : Germany (West)--Defenses, Germany (West)--Politics and government, Germany (West)--Foreign relations. Page iii Germans to the Front West German Rearmament in the Adenauer Era David Clay Large THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS CHAPEL HILL & LONDON Page iv © 1996 The University of North Carolina Press All rights reserved Manufactured in the United States of America The paper in this book meets the guidelines for permanence and durability of the Committee on Production Guidelines for Book Longevity of the Council on Library Resources.

The Rearmament Decision 1. Germany Disarmed 13 2. The Question Is Raised 31 3. A Second Korea? 62 4. A Kind of Decision 82 Part 2. The European Defense Community 5. The Only Way Out 111 6. The Politics of Equality 130 7. Treaty Ratification in West Germany 154 8. Scharnhorst Revisited: The Politics of Military Reform 176 Part 3. NATO And The Bundeswehr 9. The NATO Solution 205 10. The Bundeswehr Is Born 234 Conclusion 265 Notes 271 Index 311 Page ix ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This book has taken longer to complete than it took to rearm West Germany.

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