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Women in Power in Post-Communist Parliaments

Women in Power in Post-Communist Parliaments examines the life and work of women who have reached positions of political power after the end of communism in Europe. It explores the roles they have adopted, the relationships they have cultivated, and the agendas they have pursued. In contrast to much of the literature on women in post-communist states, this volume treats the issues comparatively, in six countries with interesting differences—the Czech Republic, Germany (with a focus on parliamentarians from the former GDR), Slovenia, Bulgaria, Poland, and Russia.

Germany Says No: The Iraq War and the Future of German Foreign and Security Policy

According to Dieter Dettke, Germany’s refusal to participate in the Iraq war signaled a resumption of the country’s willingness to assert itself in global affairs, even in the face of contradictory U.S. desires.

Immigration and Integration in Urban Communities: Renegotiating the City (2008)

Edited by Lisa M. Hanley and Blair A. Ruble, and Allison M. Garland

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Local Consequences of the Global Cold War

Up to now the study of cold war history has been fully engaged in stressing the international character and broad themes of the story. This volume turns such diplomatic history upside down by studying how actions of international relations affected local popular life.

The Strategic Triangle: France, Germany, and the United States in the Shaping of the New Europe

France is Germany’s most important partner in the process of European integration. The United States was long Germany’s protector but now is the power balancing Germany’s in Europe. And the Franco-American relationship, though less prominent than the other two, has a great impact on both of them.

Nazi Surrender: Russian Radio Coverage (10:50)

BBC: U.S./Russian Armies Meet at Elbe, 4/26/1945 (1:04)

BBC: Russians Surround Berlin, 4/25/1945 (1:48)

BBC: Red Army at Elbe April 1945. Eyewitnesses (3:23)

BBC: Siege of Stalingrad, 2/9/1943 (4:32)