History and the New Germany
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This paper examines the influence that the burden of Germany's history has on the country in the area of immigration, economics and European union and foreign policy. It looks at the challenges faced by policymakers and how they deal with those challenges under the shadow of crimes committed by the Nazi regime and national commitment to never repeat them again.
From the Paper:"In the aftermath of the Second World War, as Germany lay prostrate in complete and utter defeat, a question began to arise in the minds of traditional elites which in time, filtered down to the people. What did it mean to be German in a post-war world where unspeakable crimes had been committed in their name? This question would in time become what was known as the burden of history, as West German political leaders sought to reconstitute German identity in a more positive light through political and economic reform. In the book The Politics of the New Germany Simon Green, Dan Hough..."
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