16 Ostpolitik and Détente in the Seventies

16 Ostpolitik and Détente in the Seventies - Ostpolitik...

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Ostpolitik and Détente in the Seventies 1. West Germany Looks East: The Search for Peace and Stability in Europe a. Willy Brandt as Foreign Minister (1966-69) i. German socialist leader Brandt becomes FM in a coalition government headed by the Christian Democratic Party, which had governed the Federal Republic since its creation in 1949 ii. Brandt seek to reduce tension of Cold War in Europe iii. “Hallstein Doctrine” 1955: Federal Republic of Germany asserted the exclusive right to represent the entire German nation, broke diplomatic relations w/ US that recognized the German Democratic Republic, this included all the Communist states in Europe iv. “Hallstein Doctrine” Abandoned 1967: Brandt repudiated the Hallstein Doctrine, est. trade relations w/ Communist Europe b. Willy Brandt as (W Germany) Chancellor (1967-74) i. W. Germany’s 1 st Socialist chancellor. Advocated improve relations w/ the Communist bloc c. Improved relations with Poland i. Oder-Neisse Line 1949-1970: At the end of WWII, Poland
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HI 350 taught by Professor Keylor during the Spring '07 term at BU.

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16 Ostpolitik and Détente in the Seventies - Ostpolitik...

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