Vladimir Putin

Spencer, Professor Robert A.

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Some personal remarks. Changes on the Berlin front. What the Berlin Wall represents and means. The misnomer of "German Democratic Republic." Economic conditions in the GDR. Some consequences of events in Berlin. West Berlin today. Problems for West Berlin both external and internal. Recent political tumult in the streets of Berlin. Berlin as a product of the larger German problem, of the East-West confrontation over Germany which has led to a prolongation of the division of the country and the division and isolation of Berlin. Burying some myths about East Berlin's claim for recognition and about Bonn's claim to speak for all the German people. How the Germans and the Allies are going to solve, or at least to ease, the harsh fact of division.

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