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Enemies To AlliesCold War Germany and American Memory$
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Brian C. Etheridge

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813166407

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813166407.001.0001

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The Significance of the German Question in the Twenty-First Century

The Significance of the German Question in the Twenty-First Century

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(p.279) Conclusion The Significance of the German Question in the Twenty-First Century
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Enemies To Allies
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Brian C. Etheridge

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813166407.003.0007

The conclusion recapitulates the book's main themes of how Americans have historically appropriated and interpreted symbols associated with Germany. In the new circumstances of twenty-first-century American foreign policy, the use of German narratives may be declining, although the metaphors of World War II remain more salient than those of the Cold War.

Keywords:   collective memory, interpretative communities, public diplomacy, Germany, World War II, American culture

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