Modernizing Bavaria: The Politics of Franz Josef Strauss and the CSU, 1949-1969 - Monographs in German History (Hardback)
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Modernizing Bavaria: The Politics of Franz Josef Strauss and the CSU, 1949-1969 - Monographs in German History (Hardback)

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In 1949 Bavaria was not only the largest and best known but also the poorest, most agricultural, and most industrially backward region of Germany. It was further its most politically conservative region. The largest political party in Bavaria was the Christian Social Union (CSU), an extremely conservative, even reactionary, regional party. In the ensuing twenty years, the leaders of the CSU's small liberal wing (in particular Franz Josef Strauss, long-time party chair and the most colorful and polarizing politician in postwar Germany) broke with the anti-industrial traditions of Bavarian Catholic politics and made themselves useful to industry. With tactical brilliance the politicians pursued their individual political ambitions, rather than a coherent modernization strategy, which, by 1969, had turned Bavaria into a prosperous Land, the center of Germany's new aerospace, defense, and energy industries, with a disproportionate share of its research institutes.

Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781845451233
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm


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"Milosch has written a well-researched monograph that places a crucial period of recent history into its proper political and economic context. This work should be required reading for anyone interested in late twentieth-century German and European history." * German Studies Review

"...provides a very helpful interpretation of the Christian Social Union's role in general, and Franz Josef Strauss's role in particular, in Bavaria's political and economic modernization up to 1969...Underlying Milosch's narrative account of Bavaria's technical, scientific, and economic modernization...lay an important contribution to our theoretical understanding of the modernization process itself." * Central European History

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