- 1 - Chapter 1. Early History
- 2 - Chapter 2. Medieval Germany
- 3 - Chapter 2. Medieval Germany - Continued (1)
- 4 - Chapter 3. The Protestant Reformation
- 5 - Chapter 4. The Thirty Years' War, 1618-48
- 6 - Chapter 5. The Age of Enlightened Absolutism, 1648-1789
- 7 - Chapter 6. The French Revolution and Germany
- 8 - Chapter 7. The German Confederation, 1815-66
- 9 - Chapter 8. Bismarck and Unification
- 10 - Chapter 9. Imperial Germany
- 11 - Chapter 9. Imperial Germany – Continued (1)
- 12 - Chapter 10. The Weimar Republic, 1918-33
- 13 - Chapter 10. The Weimar Republic, 1918-33 - Continued (1)
- 14 - Chapter 11. The Third Reich: Consolidation of Power
- 15 - Chapter 11. The Third Reich: Consolidation of Power - Continued (1)
- 16 - Chapter 12. Postwar Occupation and Division
- 17 - Chapter 12. Postwar Occupation and Division - Continued (1)
- 18 - Chapter 13. West Germany and the Community of Nations
- 19 - Chapter 14. The Ulbricht Era, 1949-71
- 20 - Chapter 15. The Social Democratic-Free Democratic Coalition, 1969-82
- 21 - Chapter 16. The Christian Democratic/Christian Socialist-Free Democratic Coalition, 1983
- 22 - Chapter 17. The Honecker Era, 1971-1989
- 23 - Chapter 18. Opening of the Berlin Wall and Unification
Johann Gutenberg in the 1450s invented the first movable type printing press, one of the most important inventions of its time.
This title reviews Germany and treats its dominant social, political, economic, and military aspects in a concise and objective manner.
The name Germany is used in three senses: first, it refers to the region in Central Europe commonly regarded as constituting Germany, even when there was no central German state, as was the case for most of Germany's history; second, it refers to the unified German state established in 1871 and existing until 1945; and third, since October 3, 1990, it refers to the united Germany, formed by the accession on this date of the German Democratic Republic (GDR, or East Germany) to the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG, or West Germany). The name Federal Republic of Germany refers to West Germany from its founding on May 23, 1949, until German unification on October 3, 1990. After this date, it refers to united Germany. For the sake of brevity and variety, the Federal Republic of Germany is often called simply the Federal Republic.
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