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


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.

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