Poli 211 Lecture notes
We study it as an example of middle developers, political systems that emerge later than
Britain and France
o Why did Germany unify late?
o Why such a high developed society that contributed so much to human civilization,
generated a system of government- Nazism that was mildly barbaric, and yet lasted
a long period of time (until Hitler committed suicide)
o Can we begin to understand the factors that led to this situation? Where people no
longer knew what was right or wrong.
o How did Germany dramatically change?
What is Christian democracy?
o A movement that became different political parties in Germany and Belgium, and in
Italy before and during the first world war
o Challenge of liberal democracy to emerge
o Christian democracy emerged after the second world war
o Called it Chancellor
Adenrea Conrad – mayor before the Nazis, Christian democrat
Germany was to brought together by the Russians and the Americans, beca