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Europe: past, present, future - Review article

Author: Story, Jonathan INSEAD Area: Economics and Political ScienceIn: West European Politics, vol. 19, no. 4, October 1996 Language: EnglishDescription: p. 820-830.Type of document: INSEAD ArticleNote: Please ask the Library for this articleAbstract: The two central events of the past decade to have transformed Europe are not dealt with directly in this collection from many books now avaible on the end of the cold war, and the consequences flowing from it. The process of German unity and the resulting transformation of Europe has been analysed by Philip Zelikov and Condoleeza Rice. They served in the White House during these years and combed through a wide range of sources in Russian, German and English, as well as interviewing nearly all the major protagonists in the drama. The story they tell is of President George Busch's clear backing for German unity from early 1989, and the chancellor Helmut Kohl's creative use of the opportunities to ensure that the pace and direction of German unification was set in Bonn, and not in Moscow and most definitely not in Paris, London or Rome. Germany's unification , as this landmark book clearly demonstrates, was made in Washington and in Bonn ; the British and French emerge "as somewhat secondary players"
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The two central events of the past decade to have transformed Europe are not dealt with directly in this collection from many books now avaible on the end of the cold war, and the consequences flowing from it. The process of German unity and the resulting transformation of Europe has been analysed by Philip Zelikov and Condoleeza Rice. They served in the White House during these years and combed through a wide range of sources in Russian, German and English, as well as interviewing nearly all the major protagonists in the drama. The story they tell is of President George Busch's clear backing for German unity from early 1989, and the chancellor Helmut Kohl's creative use of the opportunities to ensure that the pace and direction of German unification was set in Bonn, and not in Moscow and most definitely not in Paris, London or Rome. Germany's unification , as this landmark book clearly demonstrates, was made in Washington and in Bonn ; the British and French emerge "as somewhat secondary players"

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