Author: William Glenn Gray
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Pre
Keywords: germany, isolate, east, campaign, global, cold, war
Number of Pages: 368
Published: 2003-03-03
List price: $60.00
ISBN-10: 0807827584
ISBN-13: 9780807827581

Using newly available material from both sides of the Iron Curtain, William Glenn Gray explores West Germany’s efforts to prevent international acceptance of East Germany as a legitimate state following World War II. Unwilling to accept the division of their country, West German leaders regarded the German Democratic Republic (GDR) as an illegitimate upstart--a puppet of the occupying Soviet forces. Together with France, Britain, and the United States, West Germany applied political and financial pressure around the globe to ensure that the GDR remain unrecognized by all countries outsid