Course Code: 4XTG10B20
Start Date: 07/01/2021Day of the Week:
Length in weeks: 10
Germany has played a major role in world history since its birth in 1871. Its development and expansion under the Kaisers led to conflicts which culminated in the outbreak of World War One. The new German “Weimar” Republic got off to a very shaky start and, while some stability returned, it was haunted by crises. Extremism took hold during the Depression years and the Nazi regime of the 1930s plunged Germany, once more, in to world war. For twelve years under Hitler, Germany was in destructive and self-destructive mode. The ensuing Cold War saw Germany divided again. This time, it became two separate countries and ideologies, with the Berlin Wall between them. Berlin was at the heart of world politics until the re-unification of Germany, when the Cold War came to its close, at the end of the 1980s.