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Germany and the Use of ForceThe Evolution of German Security Policy 1990-2003$
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Kerry Longhurst

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780719067082

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719067082.001.0001

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Stunde Null and the ‘construction’ of West German strategic culture

Stunde Null and the ‘construction’ of West German strategic culture

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Germany and the Use of Force

Kerry Longhurst

Manchester University Press

This chapter is concerned with the formation of West German strategic culture. It examines several aspects of the rearmament process during the 1950s and estimates the external and internal factors in the rearmament of West Germany. It then tries to draw out the antecedents of (West) German strategic culture, before it presents an account of the creation of the Bundeswehr, which uses the lens of strategic culture. This chapter concludes that the creation of a new strategic culture in West Germany happened through two principal channels, namely the post-war domestic conditions in West Germany and the burden of the demands and will of the allies with regards to the kind of role the Federal Republic should play.

Keywords:   West German, strategic culture, rearmament, Bundeswehr, post-war domestic conditions, Federal Republic

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