This book investigates inner-German economic ties, travel contacts, and national consciousness that proved to be of greater consequence after Gorbachev's accession to power. It addresses the inevitability of the German Democratic Republic revolution and unification with the Federal Republic.
1. Nationalism and Unity: An Introduction 2. Inner-German Relations Before 1980 3. The "Laboratory GDR" and Economic Relations 4. Humanitarian Contacts and the National Question 5. Revolution and Solution 6. Unification: Statecraft or National Will?