Germany: The Trials of Unification
Please use the following sources:
Katie Hafner, The House at the Bridge, all.
Is Germany a “Normal” Nation? Mark Landler, “Assisted Suicide of Healthy 79-year old renews German
Debate on Right to Die,” New York Times, July 3, 2008, p. 8.
Essay assignment on Germany: Given the massive unanticipated costs, economic consequences, disappointed hopes, and continuing social divisions that have ensued, German unification
can be considered a failure. Do you agree that this is the case? Take a clear position and fully explain your position, with reference to the readings.
• 1250-1500 words (5 pages)
• Make a clear argument; be specific. Specific writing is always stronger than vague assertion.
• Make your position clear from the outset of your essay (i.e., write a direct, concise opening paragraph that
addresses the question and explains how you approach it).
• Fully cite 3 sources (APA format) for ideas, arguments, and quotations.
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Hafner, K. 1995. The House at the Bridge: A Story of Modern Germany. New York: Scribner.
Landler, M. 2008. "Assisted suicide of healthy 79-year-old renews German debate on right to die." New York Times. July 3. Accessed on June 3, 2010 at http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/03/world/europe/03iht-03germany.14194560.html?_r=1
McAdams, a.J. 1997. "Germany After Unification: Normal at Last?" World Politics. Vol. 49. No. 2. pp. 282-308.
Walker, M. 2002-2003. "The Winter of Germany's Discontent. World Policy Journal. Vol. XIX. No. 4. pp. 37-47.