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The government and politics of West Germany.

by Kurt Sontheimer

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Published by Praeger Publishers in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Germany (West)
    • Subjects:
    • Germany (West) -- Politics and government

    • Edition Notes

      StatementTranslated from the German by Fleur Donecker.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJN3971.A2 S6513 1973
      The Physical Object
      Pagination208 p.
      Number of Pages208
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5309259M
      LC Control Number72093015

      Denazification (German: Entnazifizierung) was an Allied initiative to rid German and Austrian society, culture, press, economy, judiciary, and politics of the Nazi ideology. It was carried out by removing those who had been Nazi Party or SS members from positions of power and influence and by disbanding or rendering impotent the organizations associated with Nazism. The head of government is actually the Chancellor, who runs the largest political party in Germany's Bundestag. German political parties As the party list system suggests, German democracy is based around political parties - organizations set up to follow common sets of principles, and synchronize their efforts in the various political.

      The current political party in the government now is Christian Democratic Union (CDU). Angela Merkel is the present head of the government of Federal Republic of Germany. Currently Joachim Gauck is serving as the head of the states in Germany. Strengths and Weakness of Parliament System Any political system has strengths and weaknesses. Politics and Government in Germany, Basic Documents By Carl-Christoph Schweitzer; Detlev Karsten; Robert Spencer; Donald Kommers; Anthony Nicholls Berghahn Books, PS PRIMARY SOURCE.

      West Germany, from to , a republic consisting of the western two-thirds of what is now Germany was created in when the United States, Great Britain, and France consolidated those zones, or portions, of Germany that they had occupied at the end of World War West and East Germany were reunited in , West Germany’s constitution and official . As intelligence chief, Wolf achieved great success in penetrating the government, political and business circles of West Germany with spies. The most influential case was that of Günter Guillaume, which led to the downfall of West German Chancellor Willy Brandt in May In , Wolf retired and was succeeded by Werner Grossmann.


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It has been stressed throughout this book that the politics of West Germany must be understood as a compound of particular historical forces — the ‘German’ aspects — and the influences that are common to all modern, industrialised societies.

These factors are relevant to the political structures, processes and policies of the Federal. West Germany is the common English name for the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG; German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, BRD; listen), retrospectively designated the Bonn Republic, in the period between its formation on 23 May and German reunification on 3 October During this Cold War period, the western portion of Germany was part of the Western l: Bonnf.

The Red Army Faction failed to bring down West Germany in the s, but the decade-long debate they inspired helped shape a new era. AfterWest Germans answered longstanding doubts about democracy's viability and fears of authoritarian state power with a "militant democracy" empowered against its enemies and a popular commitment to anti-fascist resistance.

Creating a climate of political stability was a primary goal of the authors of West Germany’s Basic Law. Among other things, the Basic Law established the supremacy of political parties in the system of government. In the resulting “party state,” all major government policies emanated from the organizational structure of the political.

West Germany was a founding member of the European Community inwhich became the EU in Germany is part of the Schengen Area, and has been a member of the eurozone since It is a member of the United Nations, NATO, the G7, the G20 and the OECD.

The Economist Intelligence Unit rated Germany a "full democracy" in The West German Constitution was approved in Bonn on 8 May and came into effect on 23 May after having been approved by the occupying western Allies of World War II on 12 May.

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Germany - Germany - Government and society: The structure and authority of Germany’s government are derived from the country’s constitution, the Grundgesetz (Basic Law), which went into force onafter formal consent to the establishment of the Federal Republic (then known as West Germany) had been given by the military governments of the Western occupying powers (France, the.

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Social movements and the protests they spawn are widely regarded as important to the vibrancy of democracy and its ability to respond constructively to change. In the immediate postwar period, West Germany’s was a “spectator democracy,” with the citizenry largely passive and elites operating mainly through consensus.

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