Wolff examines the household and foreign dynamics of the German query, one of many twentieth century's best and complicated phenomena seeing that its 1919 inception. The German query is healthier defined because the incompatibility of the territory of any German country with the level of German cultural area and the several ways that Germany and the correct ecu and global powers have answered to a few of the difficulties bobbing up from this incompatibility. The German query can't be lowered purely to the difficulty of German reunification and sovereignty, as was once frequently the case among 1945 and 1990. really, it has consistently concerned different points, together with the placement of German minorities in Europe, migration, the definition of a German nationwide id, and so on.
From this angle, unification in 1990 simply resolved one point of the German query, whereas others survive and stay, with various prominence, at the political time table, no less than in Europe. nonetheless, opposite to prior many years, not one of the final facets of the German query this present day poses a serous hazard to eu and overseas safety and balance. Wolff is going past the standard specialise in this question and comprises the postwar expulsions and migration of ethnic Germans from relevant and japanese Europe and their integration within the German states, in addition to the legacy of the complicated German-Polish and German-Czech family as they play out within the present negotiations of the 2 international locations' accession to the eu Union.