Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department / School

Communication Studies and Theatre

First Advisor

Michael Schliessmann


Conflicting ideas about what image a country has of itself are not unique to Germany. These problems, however, have been viewed much differently by outsiders when they occur in Germany. When the scene is Germany, images of Adolf Hitler, the Luftwaffe [air force] strafing London and the death camps of World War II are conjured up and the thought of their repetition frightens everyone. This study analyzed the rhetoric of the German government to answer a question shared by this researcher and many in the world today; can the German government respond successfully to the protests of Die Republikaner [The Republicans] and other extreme right-wing groups and diffuse them in a way it could not during the 1930s?

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Nationalism -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
Social conflict -- Germany
Rhetoric -- Political aspects
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1990-




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