Quest for Economic Empire: European Strategies of German Big Business in the Twentieth Century

Quest for Economic Empire: European Strategies of German Big Business in the Twentieth Century

by Volker R. Berghahn
     
 

German unification evoked ambivalent reactions outside its borders: it revived disquietingmemories of attempts by German big business during the two world wars to build an economic empire in Europe in conjunction with the military and the government bureaucracy. But thereare also high hopes that German finance and industry will serve as the engine of

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German unification evoked ambivalent reactions outside its borders: it revived disquietingmemories of attempts by German big business during the two world wars to build an economic empire in Europe in conjunction with the military and the government bureaucracy. But thereare also high hopes that German finance and industry will serve as the engine of reconstruction in eastern Europe, just as it played this role in the postwar unification of western Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571819314
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Pages:
228

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