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Did the United States Create Democracy in Germany?
By James L. Payne
This article appeared in the Fall 2006 issue of The Independent Review


Abstract

Both advocates and opponents of nation building say that the United States played a key role in helping post-war Germany become a democracy. In fact, a close look reveals that, from the standpoint of democratic nation building, the U.S. occupation of Germany is actually a lesson in what not to do.



Other Independent Review articles by James L. Payne
    Fall 2012   The Trend of War in the World: Evidence from the Arab-Israeli Dispute
    Spring 2009   Making the World Safe for Muddle: The Meaning of Democracy in American Foreign Policy
    Summer 2008   What Do the Terrorists Want?
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Volume 11 Number 2
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