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The End of the Cold War?: Bush, Kohl, Gorbachev, and the by Alexander von Plato

By Alexander von Plato

This conscientiously researched background attracts on archival assets in addition to a wealth of latest interviews with on-the-ground activists, political actors, foreign figures, and others to maneuver past the narratives either the German and American forms that experience ruled the old reminiscence of German reunification.

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25 Ten years later, Heinz Kessler, who had been minister of defence of the GDR at the time, explained the lack of openness in the talks between the Soviet delegation and the Politburo thus: I think that, even if not expressed, the differences of opinion ( . . 26 Gorbachev saw his performance completely differently from the way he appeared in the minutes. In the Gorbachev archives there is, surprisingly among the Politburo materials, a diary entry by Vadim Andreyewich Medvedev27 who received Gorbachev at the airport when he returned.

It contained the same material as was always there: peace, happiness, pancakes, détente, disarmament. This was not good enough for us. So we said: new quality means we must try it. And we did this in two directions. One was the theme of self-determination. How could we introduce this? The second was the recognition of the law of nations both internally and externally. And the Foreign Office was able to assert both in the negotiations. ” Teltschik: I made the vision of German unity in relation to this document (from Gorbachev’s visit in June 1989).

Here are, if one observes the fine differences in the records, set the small, multicoloured mosaic tiles of later, extensive misunderstandings. The general secretary would later in the course of the unification process refer many times to Kohl’s declarations of not aiming at a destabilization in Eastern and Eastern Middle Europe and in the GDR. In response, Kohl stressed that it was not he but rather Honecker himself who destabilized the situation in the GDR with his antireform policy. Here the Soviet minutes are much more detailed than the German ones: “However, the people ask me over and over,” Kohl is quoted as saying, “why the GDR took such rigid positions.

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