Accession Number : AD0734373

Title :   East Germany's Politics in the Decade Ahead,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA INTERNATIONAL AND SOCIAL STUDIES DIV

Personal Author(s) : Klaiber,Wolfgang

Report Date : FEB 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : East Germany is today the most totalitarian state in the Soviet bloc, the most loyal of soviet allies, and the most defensively intransigent agent in European politics. This is due to such factors as Ulbricht's longevity, his 'Stalinist' political personality, and his near-absolute domination of the East German leadership. Equally important is the GDR's lack of international recognition. However, West Germany's attitude toward GDR recognition is changing under Brandt's leadership. If this trend continues, the decade ahead may witness a transition of East German politics from isolation and hostile confrontation to coexistence and cooperation in the European international arena, with some liberalizing fall-out upon the domestic political process. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EAST GERMANY, *POLITICAL SCIENCE), USSR, COMMUNISM, EUROPE, WEST GERMANY

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE