Imperialism and Empire in Twentieth-Century Germany

  title={Imperialism and Empire in Twentieth-Century Germany},
  author={Uta G. Poiger},
  journal={History & Memory},
  • Uta G. Poiger
  • Published 2005
  • History
  • History & Memory
  • “Imperialism” has had an uneven career in German historiography. In the 1960s and 1970s, scholars scrutinized the development of a German overseas empire during the Bismarckian and Wilhelmine periods. Responding to the Fischer controversy about German culpability for the outbreak of World War I, several historians contributed analyses that linked domestic politics to German expansionism before and during the war.1 While the rise of National Socialism was always the implicit or explicit backdrop… CONTINUE READING
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