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The key factors of German unification and Korea's unification diplomacy

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Frame of Image  on December 25, 1991, are considered to be the most significant events of the 20th century, although the German people in general never expected Germany to unify within the 20th century. Germany’s reunification occurred abruptly, and it happened as the communist states in Eastern Europe became embroiled in political chaos, accelerating the mass exodus of German civilians from the eastern territories while acting as a catalyst for German unification. During the process of German unification, there were several issues, including the establishment of a mechanism to manage the pace of integration and foreign relations (‘2+4’)1,
1 . ‘2+4’: A consultation mechanism for
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the unified Germany anchored in NATO, the withdrawal of Soviet Union forces from East Germany, and the demarcation of the German-Polish borderline. Historically, Germany had maintained a state of disunity for more than a thousand years, and Germany before the reign of Napoleon was a part of the Holy Roman Empire with 350 principalities and city states. Through the Vienna Conference in 1815, the powerful states agreed to create a weak, disintegrated Germany for the sake of their respective interests. However, under the leadership of Bismarck, Germany won wars against Denmark, Austria, and France, achieving unification on January 18, 1871. France and Russia, astonished by the emergence of a powerful, unified Germany in central


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Title The key factors of German unification and Korea's unification diplomacy
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Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Shin, Sung-won

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Seoul:Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security

Date 2014-04
Series Title; No IFANS Brief
Pages 10
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Government and Law < National security
Holding IFANS; KDI School