World Politics Chapter 13 Key Concepts

World Politics - World Politics Chapter 13 Key Concepts 1 The Debate over Berlin as Germany's capital revolved around several core areas With the

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World Politics Chapter 13 Key Concepts 1.) The Debate over Berlin as Germany's capital revolved around several core areas. With the two Germanys united (1991) the two sides could not agree on a capital. Berlin had previously been the capital from (1871-1945) West Germanys capital of Bonn shifted world and German attention to westward in values, economics, and alliances. Moving back to Berlin shifted attention to the problems of the poorer, former-communist part of the country. 2.) Federalism is the best route for Germany for several key reasons. Germany's lander was very similar to American states. Each Lander regulated and maintained their own education, medical care, police, etc. Another key reason was to prevent the centralization of the Nazi period and to make sure that such power could never again become so concentrated and powerful. 3.) The German president "head of state" was a figurehead with very few political powers but many symbolic duties. He was an official greeter and ambassador of good will rather
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course GOV gov 35 taught by Professor Hughes during the Spring '08 term at CSU Sacramento.

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