The large scale of immigration of Turkish workers from the beginning of the
1960s was due both to the high population growth and mass unemployment
within Turkey and also to the demand for labor in northwest Europe.
West Germany, like other Wes
1. Andrea Merkels statement
2. Root it in history
3. Set in contemporary context
4. A thorough examination of the evolution of German naturalization laws from
the inception of the guest worker program in 1961 until today shows
1618-1648 - The Thirty Years War . It weakened German land and society. It didnt
involve Germany, but it happened on German land. Prussia ascended after that,
1801- Napoleon crossed the Alps, conquering Europe. His main goal was to ge
There is a tendency to use a backwards-looking approach to interpreting German history
and the catastrophes of the twenty-first century. This approach, however, does not allow
the earlier history to stand on its own. Germany was a quiet, under-de
German Jews before Jewish Emancipation
Societies can be evaluated by how they treat their minorities and how they are
Of course, it is a generalization to discuss Jews in the German lands . Still, there are
Long Term Changes to Society
Changes in transportation, the spread of information, settlement patterns, industrialization
and immigration were all key issues in the 20th century.
All of the changes that increased production slowly but surely put Germany i
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What is Germany? Where is Germany? What is the German question? Did
Germany take a special path to modernity? Why is t
Chapter 1- The Collapse
The basic question of the work is why Poland and Hungary accomplished a
negotiated an institutional compromise with the opposition, while neighboring
East Germany and Czechoslovakia experienced a non-violent r
To be German: The Conception of Belonging as Indicated by
In 2010, German Chancellor Angela Merkel bluntly declared that
multiculturalism in Germany has failed, and failed utterly.1 While her statement is
In 2010, German Chancellor Andrea Merkel bluntly declared that
multiculturalism in Germany has failed, and failed utterly. While her statement is quite
severe, she is not alone in her assessment. Germans from all factions are finally comi
Primary Document Analysis
In an effort to understand the chronological and factual elements of a given
historical event, many fall victim to simplification, viewing history as a one-dimensional
narrative. The way in which a circumstance u
On one hand, people hailed the cultural progress. On the other, there was an air of
Between 1875 and 1910, the population more than doubled in Berlin alone. This is true of
other cities as well, although Berlin was by far the largest c
When the Nazis came to power, expansion was part of the party platform. The
international community was not okay with the rearmament of Germany. Industry leaders
and military leaders created a plan to hid the rearmament from the international
The Start of the War
While historians agree that war was not inevitable, many argue that it was in the best
interest of the Austrians to use war as politics and select the start date of the war.
Austria-Hungary was an ethnically diverse region. All of the
The Division of Families
Until the 1950s, neither country had a foreign ministry and therefore foreign affairs were
governments by the allies. Both countries were integrated into larger associations (NATO
and the Warsaw Pact respectively).
With Gorbachevs rise to power, he changed the situation in E. Germany.
He was an unlikely reformer. Most had assumed he would follow the path of earlier
leaders. Instead, he was a reformer who was critically aware of the mismanagement in the
The currency reform unified the western occupied zones and excludes the east from this uplift.
Thus, the eastern zone remained in survival mode for much longer.
This was a crucial move because it standardized the market prices and gave control back to the
Europe at the Beginning of December 1941
1939 was the beginning of WWII with the attack on Poland. After that, Germany began
preparing for a massive invasion of the east. Hitler was less concerned with Western
Europe and North Africa. He sought 'living sp
For the Germans, the war was not a war of aggression but one of defense . One issue was blown
out of proportions in order to solve a number of internal, long-term issues.
All of the war efforts were funded through speculation. All armies worked under
1. Open with Angela Merkels statement
2. Root it in history
3. Discuss the debate as it pertains to second generation Turks.
4. Outline the different headings (more detail later).
II. History of citizenship in Germany
1. In cont
The Rise of the Nazis
The Weimar Republic failed for a number of reasons. It allowed for a number of anticonstitutional parties to thrive. Already by 1930, the Weimar Republic was a dictatorship
under the vice president.
The Nazi party rose to power throu