By Paul Lever

within the moment 1/2 the 20 th century, Germany turned the dominant political and monetary energy in Europe – and the arbiter of all vital european judgements. but Germany’s management of the ecu is geared largely to the defence of German nationwide pursuits. Germany routines energy so as to shield the German financial system and to let it to play an influential position within the wider international. past that there's no underlying imaginative and prescient or purpose.

In this publication, former British ambassador in Berlin Paul Lever presents a special perception into sleek Germany. He exhibits how the country’s historical past has prompted its present fiscal and political constructions and offers very important views on its most probably destiny demanding situations and offerings, specifically within the context of the 2015 refugee predicament which observed over 1 million immigrants provided a house in Germany.

As Britain prepares to go away the eu Union, this ebook could be crucial interpreting and indicates the longer term form of a Germany ruled Europe.

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