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Drei Jahrzehnte Aussenpolitik der DDR
Drei Jahrzehnte Aussenpolitik der DDR
Edited by Hans-Adolf Jacobsen and others
Oldenbourg, 1979, 945 pp

West Germany's leading experts on the German Democratic Republic have prepared this massive history of its foreign policy over 30 years. In an enterprise of such extraordinary difficulty there are inevitable gaps and weak spots, but the overall result is a monument to scholarship and hard work and a valuable reference. It covers GDR policy, and its relation to Soviet policy, within the Eastern bloc, on the German question, toward the West, and throughout the Third World.