publication . Article . 2017

Walter Ulbricht and Recognition of the GDR in International Law

Бетмакаев, А.М.;
Open Access Russian
  • Published: 30 Sep 2017 Journal: Izvestiya of Altai State University (issn: 1561-9451, eissn: 1561-9443, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Izvestiya of Altai State University
Abstract
The article studies the role of the East Germany party and state leader Walter Ulbricht in the development of the foreign policy strategy of 1949-1971, that aimed at recognition of the German Democratic Republic in international law by joining the United Nations. The article dwells on internal (the building of socialism, the struggle for political power in the East German leadership) and external (the Cold War, change of Soviet leaders) factors, that affected Ulbricht’s foreign policy ideas and activities in the context of relationships between the GDR and the USSR as well as between the GDR and the FRG. It disputes a common view of Russian and foreign historiog...
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