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October 6 Recap from Wednesday: Can you name a few factors in East Germany or elsewhere that might have led to the opening of the border with West Germany? possible answers: Easing of borders in the “Ostbloc” East German election fraud Number of East German refugees increases Monday demonstrations Perestroika (restructuring) and Glasnost (openess) short timeline: October, 1989: Massive protests in East Germany Honecker resigns, replaced by Krenz Political parties in East Germany push more openly for change “third path” November, 1989: from “the people” (das Volk) to “one people” (ein Volk) East Germans lose control of their revolution Krenz permits East Germans to hold a passport and travel Confusion leads to the opening of the border Nov. 9: the wall comes down December ‘89 - April ‘90 not “if” reunification will take place, but how Article 23 (accession with old constitution) vs. Article 146 (equal unificiation with new constitution) Kohl’s 10-point plan What would you expect to be in it? a few of the main points: #1: Humanitarian aid West German cooperation with the government of East Germany (particularly in
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2008 for the course GER 55a taught by Professor Holland during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.

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