UCSB Hist 133C,
West Germany in the 1950s: 2 more Rs
by Prof. Marcuse, Jan. 28, 2004
- Continuities (East) and West:
- East: Ulbricht & "totalitarianism"
- Adenauer Era:
(also, but won't discuss today: Renazification)
- Discussion of Billiards at Half-Past Nine
Continuities in the East
- Walter Ulbricht (1893-1973)
- SPD, WWI, KPD in 1919
- 1933 France, 1938 Soviet Union
- "totalitarianism": putting the state first
The West: 2 more Rs
- Konrad Adenauer (1876-1967)
- "Adenauer Era"
- Sept 15, 49: became chancellor with margin of 1 vote 202/402 votes
- "I'd rather have half of Germany all the way, than all of Germany only half-way."
Adenauer: "I am proud, never in my life to have been a soldier"
On Sept. 21, 1949 Adenauer introduced his cabinet to the Allied High Commissioners.
To show distance, only they were supposed to stand on the "red"
carpet, but Adenauer symbolically stepped onto a corner of it to symbolize
West Germany's will to enter the Western alliance.
||This quotation was used by opponents of Adenauer's policy of rearmament/remilitarization
Eisenhower's July 1953 letter
- Economic factors
- International factors (diplomacy, intervention)
- Elites (behavior of groups w/ special access to power)
- Ideology/Information/Media: perception of the world
- "Opposition": people, human agents
- "background" of culture and institutions
- Who was Nettlinger, and what did he do?
- Who was he in the Nazi era?
- Who is he in 1958?
- Name two important things that he did:
for/to Robert, Edith & Alfred Schrella
or: what happened to him
Discussion of Billiards at Half-Past Nine (September
page by H. Marcuse, prepared for web 1/30/04
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