By Christopher Hilton
Documenting an important unification within the historical past of Europe, this account examines the merging of East and West Germany following the destruction of the Berlin Wall in 1990. Describing how a totalitarian, atheist, and communist process was once married with a democratic, Christian, and capitalist one, this examine explores suitable questions resembling How did this marriage impact the standard lifetime of traditional Germans? How did combining cell structures, postal prone, hospitals, undefined, and railways paintings? and How have been women’s rights, welfare, arts, and housing affected? Spotlighting how this consolidation used to be by no means forewarned and the way no state had ever attempted becoming a member of thoroughly contrary platforms earlier than, this research offers a desirable chronicle instructed during the phrases of the folks who lived via it.
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Some 590,000, which is still a 40,000 gain and not loss for Hungary's Germandom in a ten-year period. In conclusion, one feels the need to stress again that in the socio-economic field there existed none of the various discriminatory methods which many other nations employed toward their own minorities, among the latter toward Magyars, too. On the contrary, one may conclude that most of the nationalities in Hungary were, by the very virtue of their minority nature, better organized along socio-economic lines than were the average 1 Cf.
P. 30. CHAPTER IV HUNGARIAN POLICIES ON MINORITIES EDUCATION, 1868-1944 PATTERNS IN CULTURE In sharp contrast to the absence of economic discrimination, the Magyars exerted a rather stubborn pressure for assimilation in the field of education.
Kurt Wessely, Die asterreichische Militiirgrenze, Der Gattinger Arbeitskreis, Heft 43 (Kitzingen-Main, Holzner Verlag, 1954). The most concise and perhaps best documented work on the Border in English appears to be Gunther Erich Rothenberg, The Austrian Military Border in Croatia, I522-I747 (Urbana: The Univ. of Illinois Press, 1960). For an instructive though not unbiased short study on the subject see A. B. Rohan, "Prinz Eugen von Savoyen und die Deutsche und Slawische Siidostkolonisation in den freigewordenen Tiirkeiprovinzen" in Prinz Eugen, Eine Donauschwiibische Gedenkschri/t, \Vien, 1963.
After the Berlin Wall: Putting Two Germanys Back Together Again by Christopher Hilton