UCSB Hist 133C,
The Decision to Unify
by Prof. Marcuse, March 5, 2004
Why were East and West Germany combined?
Video (1990), 5 mins.: Germany from Partition to Unity
Transition of Goals
Oct. 6: reform demands in Leipzig
Nov. 4: "Against monopoly socialism -- for democratic socialism"
Dec. 11: "No more experiments: Unification Now!"
"Causes" of Revolution
a. (In Borneman essay): What was Regine (the "good socialist" who had been
interrogated by the Stasi) afraid of? (in general, or specific incident)
[or: What was Hildegard and Bert's friend accused of?]
b. Fulbrook speaks of a "deflected revolution." What one event caused that deflection?
And: Which of EIEIO did it belong to?
(hint: main point of Wednesday's lecture)