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dc.contributor.advisorAbenheim, Donald
dc.contributor.advisorHalladay, Carolyn
dc.contributor.authorWillet, Nicholas A.
dc.dateJun-14
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T20:18:05Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T20:18:05Z
dc.date.issued2014-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/42753
dc.description.abstractThe twentieth century suffered from deep ideological conflict linked to the epoch of total war and the divided character of the international political economy, punctuated by a struggle between Eastern and Western ideas, communism versus liberal democracy. To the surprise of many, this struggle culminated with the complete collapse of communism in Eastern Europe in 1989, symbolized by the tearing down of the Berlin Wall between the German Democratic Republic (GDR or East Germany) and Federal Republic of Germany (FRG or West Germany). However, the end of the Cold War shed little light on how the so-called second world held itself together for nearly a half-century. This thesis examines the forces and logic that sustained East Germany as a sovereign state in the Soviet bloc from 1945–1949 to 1989. The research is framed partly as a historical narrative of the GDR and partly as a historical analysis of the state’s collapse. This thesis proves how the party, secret police, army, and church permitted East Germans to exercise citizenship within the constructed mass organizations of the GDR, and how the interplay between the party and social institutions in East Germany first sustained, then subverted the totalitarian order.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/theinnercoldwars1094542753
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleThe inner cold war: state party control and East German societyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorGerman Democratic Republicen_US
dc.subject.authorEast Germanyen_US
dc.subject.authorFederal Republic of Germany,West Germanyen_US
dc.subject.authorGDRen_US
dc.subject.authorDDRen_US
dc.subject.authorFRGen_US
dc.subject.authorStasien_US
dc.subject.authorSEDen_US
dc.subject.authorChurchen_US
dc.subject.authorNVAen_US
dc.subject.authorMinistry of State Securityen_US
dc.subject.authorMfSen_US
dc.subject.authorSoviet Unionen_US
dc.subject.authoreducationen_US
dc.subject.authorHoneckeren_US
dc.subject.authorcommunismen_US
dc.subject.authorLeninen_US
dc.subject.authorMarx 15.NUMBER OFPAGES 97en_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies(europe And Eurasia)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies(Europe and Eurasia)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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