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By Mary Fulbrook

ISBN-10: 0198203128

ISBN-13: 9780198203124

ISBN-10: 0198207204

ISBN-13: 9780198207207

based at the ruins of Hitler's defeated 3rd Reich, and missing any intrinsic legitimacy, the German Democratic Republic however turned the main reliable and profitable nation within the Soviet bloc. but within the "gentle revolution" of 1989 it collapsed with startling velocity. How can this impressive tale of political balance through unexpected implosion be explained?

With the hole of the East German files, it's eventually attainable to seem contained in the it seems that impregnable dictatorship. Mary Fulbrook presents a compelling interpretation of buildings of strength and styles of well known opinion in the GDR. This soaking up examine explores the ways that the tentacles of the all-pervading kingdom captured East German society within the grip of Stasi, occasion, and mass companies, and analyzes the emergence within the Eighties of oppositional cultures below the ambivalent take care of of a Protestant Church which had come to phrases with the communist state.

In combining cautious archival study with broader theoretical and historic interpretation, Anatomy of a Dictatorship makes an immense contribution to debates on contemporary German heritage and the nature of up to date Germany.

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