"Bavarian Nationalism" and Franz Josef Strauss
Oberfeld, Kirk Edward, 1945-2017
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There are ten Laender or states within the boundaries of the Federal Republic of Germany. One of these ten Laender, Bavaria, has played an important role in determining the history and the structure of government in Germany. It has played this role precisely because of its resistance to be included in, or to come under the domination of, a central German government. This resistance has taken the form of what is popularly called "Bavarian Nationalism." A1though the emphasis of "Bavarian Nationalism" has changed from the desire for a completely separate status to the desire only for a large measure of local autonomy under a weak or decentralized national government, the name, by which the concept has come to be known, is descriptive of its general purpose or emphasis. It will be our purpose to examine this concept as it has developed throughout the long period of German history. In so doing, we shall be able to determine the elements or characteristics of this concept as they have come to light during its development.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to this SIP.