By M. Umbach
This booklet explores the German concept of federalism denoting 'diversity withinunity'. Historians, linguists and political scientists learn how federalism emerged within the Holy Roman Empire, used to be re-shaped by way of nineteenth Century cultural events, and was once followed by means of the unified country in 1871 and back after 1945. the parable of federalism as a guard opposed to totalitarianism is verified in regard to the 3rd Reich and the GDR. The e-book concludes with an outlook on German federalism's destiny in Europe.
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Savigear, eds, German Federalism Today (Leicester 1991). On those rare occasions that existing studies on German or European federalism adopt a long-term historical perspective, this tends to focus on the history of political thought. Notable amongst these intellectual histories are A. , The Federal Idea, i, The History of Federalism from Enlightenment to 1945, and ii, The History of Federalism since 1945 (London 1991–2), as well as the older Bernard Voyenne, Histoire de l’idée fédéraliste (Nice 1973), and J.
That in turn runs the risk of distorting the past in that it fails to recognize fully the ways in which the Reich was the product of a uniquely German national experience. It also fails to recognize the ways in which that system shaped and was in turn shaped by an emerging sense of German identity in the early modern period. The German Länder cannot simply be equated with Europe; their history cannot simply be subsumed in European history. Like other parts of Europe, both west and east, they have their own national or ethnic history; and European history, like the European present (and future), can surely never be more than the sum of these distinct parts.
Third, the peace treaty marked the end of religious conﬂict in Germany and the beginning of the period of (modern) religious toleration. Two scholars immediately objected to Burkhardt’s arguments. 81 The Peace of Westphalia patently did not end all wars. It did not contain a constitution for the Reich in any modern sense, and the Reichstag was by no stretch of the imagination a modern parliament. 82 Tabaczek is particularly keen to stress that Burkhardt endows the Peace of Westphalia with a modernity that it did not in fact have.
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